Bringing Back My Roasted Garlic Bread Recipe but Making It Better

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Have you ever roasted garlic and shallots before? Garlic and shallots are known for their pungent flavours and smell, making them great aromatics in cooking. However, when you roast them in olive oil low and slow, these pungent flavours become more subtle, allowing the ingredients to be more sweet and mild. It’s definitely a different flavour profile so don’t expect the strong garlicky flavours from your traditional garlic bread!

The cheese: honestly, use whatever cheese you have lying in the fridge (we’re economical here) but if you’re already at the grocery stores then I recommend Mozzarella for the stretch and Parmesan for the bitey taste.


  • 1 loaf of any Italian bread (I used Pane de Casa)
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli flakes
  • Cheese (i used a mixture of mozzarella and parmesan)
  • Parlsey, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp honey


  1. Chop the tops off of the garlic bulbs and shallots. Place them on a piece of foil, drizzle generously with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the piece of foil and bake at 180C / 350F for 1hr – 1hr15min or until the garlic and shallots are golden and caramelised. Leave to cool.
  2. In a bowl, squeeze out the garlic and shallots. Add butter, miso, chilli flakes, salt and pepper, and mix well until combined.
  3. Slice your loaf of bread in half lengthwise and spread over the mixture generously (you can also make slits in your bread to let the butter better seep through). Top with cheese and grill/broil at 180C / 350F for 15-20 mins or until golden brown (remember to keep an eye on it and don’t let it burn!).
  4. Once golden and crunchy, top with parsley and honey. Slice to serve.
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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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