Tasty tear and share garlic bread with soft cheese, parmesan and garlic.

  • Serves: 8 people
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • French
    • Vegetarian

    Hassleback Cheesy Herb Bread

    Recipe Information

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    For the Bread

    250g Strong White Flour

    7g Sachet Yeast

    12g Squeezy Honey

    1 tsp Genovese Pesto

    180ml Olive Oil

    1 tsp Salt

    4 Cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped

    5g Fresh Rosemary leaves, chopped

    Sea Salt

    Black Pepper

    32 x 17cm Baking Tray

    20g Parmesan Cheese, grated

    310ml Warm Water

    2tbs Olive Oil


    For the filling

    200g Soft Cheese

    15g Parmesan Cheese

    1 Garlic Clove, peeled and crushed

    1 tsp Mixed Herbs


    For the glaze

    2 tbs Olive Oil


    Place the yeast and the honey in a bowl and add 80ml warm water.

    Mix and allow to stand for 15 minutes for the yeast to work – it will start to look frothy.

    Put the flour and a teaspoon of salt into a bowl with the parmesan cheese and whisk.

    Then add the yeast mix, 30ml olive oil and 100ml warm water.

    Using your hands, mix to form a dough.

    On a floured work surface knead the dough for 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough.

    Put into a bowl, cover with cling film and allow to prove in a warm place for an hour, until it is doubled in size.

    Roll the dough out, on a lightly oiled surface, in to a rectangle, approx. 25 x 35cm.

    Combine the cream cheese, garlic, Parmesan and mixed herbs and spread over the dough.

    Roll the dough up like a Swiss roll, then place onto a greased and lined baking tray, forming a horseshoe shape. 

    With a sharp knife, create indents all along the dough to create the Hassleback effect.

    Set aside to prove in a warm place for 30-35 minutes until the dough has doubled in size (recreate the Hassleback effect, if necessary).

    Brush with half of the olive oil.

    Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 7.

    Bake the Hassleback bread for about 20 minutes until golden brown and cooked, then drizzle over the remaining olive oil.

    Cut into wedges and serve warm or cold.