Roasted Garlic French Bread

Roasted Garlic French BreadI loved the Crusty French Bread recipe so much I couldn’t wait to make it again. I decided to halve the recipe this time (to make only one large loaf) and I added a head of roasted garlic to the mixture. This bread turned out just as delicious as the regular French bread but with a really nice roasted garlic flavor. I may add another head of garlic for an even stronger garlic flavor the next time I make it. I can’t tell you how good this bread smelled while baking. This was a huge hit with my family and perfectly delicious smothered in butter fresh from the oven.

Roasted Garlic French Bread:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 head of roasted garlic, chopped up (click here for recipe)
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • Cornmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water

Roasted Garlic French Bread

Prepare the roasted garlic (click link above).

Place all dough ingredients (through yeast) in the bread machine in the order listed. When you put the roasted garlic in, sprinkle it around the edges of the flour. Put the yeast in a well in the center of the flour. Select the dough cycle and press start.

Once the bread machine stops (it was one and a half hours on my machine). Remove the pan from the bread machine and punch the dough down (deflate it), then cover and let it rise a second time, until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Roasted Garlic French Bread

Remove the dough and place it on a floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Roll the dough into a rectangle. Roll up jelly roll fashion and pinch the seam together. Tuck the ends underneath. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place the bread on the prepared baking sheet; cover and let rise until it doubles in size, about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Carefully make several evenly placed diagonal cuts (with a sharp knife) on top of the loaf. Beat together the egg white and 1 tablespoon of water then brush over each loaf with a pastry brush.

Roasted Garlic French Bread

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 23-25 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and it sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks. Enjoy.

Roasted Garlic French Bread


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25 Responses to “Roasted Garlic French Bread”

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    Leslie — February 8, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Ohhh yeah..the more garlic the better. there is nothing better than bread baking in the oven

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    What's Cookin' with Mary? — February 8, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    You had me at roasted garlic !

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    The Cheap Chic Momma — February 8, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    This looks fantastic! I'm making this tonight! I think it will go great with our special olive oil that we brought back from Argentina. Thanks for sharing!

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    Meaghan Luby — February 8, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    isn't it funny how the more simple recipes are always the best ones? yummm, this looks great! with some salad and steak, i'd be a blissful girl! thanks for sharing

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    Melissa — February 8, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Warm crusty bread and roasted garlic=match made in heaven.

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    Marjie — February 8, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    I'm so proud of your bread skills! A whole head of garlic seems like an awful lot, but I'll bet the smell was just amazing!

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    Brian — February 8, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    Hi Pam, I love every recipe I've tried on your site so far. I'd love to make this recipe, I don't have a bread machine. Can you make this in a regular kitchen aid mixer?

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — February 8, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    You can NEVER have too much garlic. Love it 🙂

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    Pam — February 8, 2011 @ 8:37 pm


    I am so glad you like my blog & recipes… thanks for the kind words.

    Check out Lynda's site for instructions for making this bread without a machine. (I got the original recipe from her).

    Hope this helps.


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    stephchows — February 8, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    oh that looks seriously delicious! perfect texture.

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    teresa — February 8, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    mmmm roasted garlic bread, love it! this looks and sounds just delicious!

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    fittingbackin — February 8, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    That's amazing! I can't believe you can do this yourself!

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    Rachel — February 8, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    I just love your blog…your recipes always look and sound so delicious!!! The addition of garlic sounds wonderful!

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    Scholes — February 8, 2011 @ 11:08 pm

    Mine is in the oven now and looking great! My 7 year old helped through the entire process and is soooo excited to eat it!

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    Jen_from_NJ — February 8, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    Bread is my weakness! WOW does this look delicious!

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    ann — February 9, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    I loved making the Crusty french bread too. I might have to make this!

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    Joanne — February 9, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    Roasted garlic is a total weakness of mine…I am SO making this bread!

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    Yasmin — February 9, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    I love garlic bread in Australia, so French garlic bread must be just as good, especially home made!

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    grace — February 9, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    roasted garlic belongs in bread and that's that. lovely loaf!

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    Chris — February 11, 2011 @ 4:13 am

    See? THAT is the bread I want to be. Dunk me now please.

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    Kimberly — February 14, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    I made this bread to go with dinner tonight and it was fantastic! I didn't have any garlic so I skipped that part but I am looking forward to try it with it. Your site is very nice. I can't wait to try more recipes.

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    Shirley — June 21, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    This bread is to die for. I use two heads of roasted garlic. It’s frankly the best bread I’ve made in the machine/oven. Even the picky teenager dove in. Take the plunge! Just be sure to pay attention to the fact there are 2 rise times.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — September 13, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Saw this on Twitter and had to pop over, looks amazing!

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    Kathryn — October 24, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    I don’t have a bread machine, but I really want to make this bread. Are there any special instructions if I’m doing this all by hand?

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    Pam — October 24, 2013 @ 3:37 pm


    Check out this link for help with doing this bread by hand.


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