This garlic and herb butter quick bread is more than a match for a traditional garlic bread. With a soft pillowy centre and a buttery garlic crust, it might not be the healthiest quick bread but it is one of the best!
I was lucky enough to discover this butter quick bread on my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month. I was assigned Cookin’ Mimi written by Micha. Micha has been blogging since 2008 and cooking since she was a little girl. She even had a recipe published when she was 4 years old. Right, I’d better get little Miss Spice up to speed!
There is something for eveyone on Cookin’ Mimi. You’ll find recipes for main meals, desserts, breads, drinks and even dressings. Most recipes are the type of family friendly recipes that people love to eat. You can just tell she loves to make people happy with her cooking.
As I looked through her site I was initially interested in the slow cooker recipes. I haven’t used my slow cooker enough recently but it’s so good to have a meal just ready in the evening when you need it. The recipe I almost made but haven’t yet is Slow Cooker Pizza. It’s like a slow cooker pasta bake with pizza flavours. I might not have made it yet but I do hope to make it soon! And I challenge you not to want to make it too!
I was also intrigued by the Grape Ice Cream. I don’t have the right ingredients here but it has made me want to make ice cream again. And there will be an ice cream recipe posted soon!
But, back to this garlic and herb butter quick bread. On Micha’s blog you’ll find the recipe named Garlic and Herb Butter Dip Biscuits. Well, I had to rename it we wouldn’t call these biscuits in the UK. I considered calling them scones but they are much lighter than scones with a softer texture. As soon as I tasted them I knew quick bread was the most appropriate name. I’ve converted the measurements into metric, reduced the salt a little and also added some herbs to the bread mixture but otherwise the recipe is the same.
If you like garlic then I promise you the smell of this quick bread is amazing as it bakes. It wafts out of the oven and fills the kitchen making you really really hungry. I couldn’t wait for it to be ready and once it was ready it was a struggle to leave it to cool.
We ate the quick bread as a side with a beef salad one day and some chicken and salad the next day but it would be just perfect alongside some soup on a cooler day. It would go really well with this simple tomato soup or this sausage and bean stew.
However you serve it or if you even just have it as a snack I promise you you’ll absolutely love this garlic and herb butter quick bread. In fact, you’ll love it so much you’ll be struggling to stop yourself making it again and again and again!
Buttery garlic and herb quick bread. A great alternative to traditional garlic bread.
- 110g unsalted butter
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 320g plain flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 415ml buttermilk
- Grease a 20cm baking tin. A metal tin would be best to stop the quick bread from sticking but I had to use a glass pyrex dish.
- Put the butter in a bowl and melt in the microwave. Mix in the garlic and 1 teaspoon of dried parsley.
- Pour the butter into the baking dish.
- Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and the other teaspoon of dried parsley in a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the buttermilk to get a thick batter.
- Put the batter in the baking dish and pat it down and into the sides of the dish.
- Use a knife and score the bread so it makes 9 pieces.
- Bake the bread in a preheated oven at 220C for about 20-25 minutes. The bread will have risen and be golden when it's ready.
- Let it cool a little in the dish then turn it out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. It's delicious warm or cold.