Garlic Bread Exotica

I’ve been having this post sit in my drafts for quite some time now. I’d forgotten all about it and then, a close friend asked for the recipe for Garlic Bread, so I managed to look for it and finally hit the ‘Publish’ button! I do have the recipe to a less sinful and simpler version here. However, if you are in that indulgent mood which we all get into once in a while, feel free to give this a try :D.


  • French bread loaf – 1 long loaf or 2-3 small ones (like the ones they use for hot-dogs/subs)
  • Butter – 50 gms (softened, to make spreading on the bread easy)
  • Garlic pods – 5-6 (pounded or crushed to a paste)
  • Oregano herbs – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli flakes (optional) – 1/2 tsp (adjust to suit your taste)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro/Coriander (optional) – a small fistful (finely chopped)
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese – 2 tbsps (for each slice)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 C (390 F).
  • Slit the french bread horizontally and keep aside. (If using the very long loaves to make this, also cut into sizable lengths)
  • Get the spread ready by mixing together the butter, crushed garlic pods, oregano herbs and salt.
  • Apply the spread lavishly on each cut slice of the bread.
  • Sprinkle the cheese on the bread once you have applied the spread on the bread.
  • Sprinkle the chilly flakes on the cheese, and lastly the coriander.
  • Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until each slice is toasted to a light and crisp golden yellow. The time needed for the garlic bread to get done varies in each microwave oven since each has a different power. Adjust the time according to your oven.
  • Allow to stand for a minute before you take them out of the oven and enjoy the hot, crisp and gooey garlic bread exotica! :-D


4 responses to “Garlic Bread Exotica

  1. Hey Madhuri, thank you so much for pointing it out! No idea how I forgot to mention the temperature for baking :(, I have rectified it now, it is 350 F. Hope it helps..

  2. Exotic indeed with all that cheese and chilly flakes and herbs on top 🙂

  3. Looks great! I made these too some time back! Fresh garlic bread is soooo good!

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