Swirled Garlic Herb Bread

06 March 2020 Bookmark0
The prettiest Swirled Garlic Herb Bread that’s such a lot easier than you would possibly think. This light, doughy, and super soft bread is swirled with herb butter, hinted lightly with garlic, and makes for the foremost delicious and additional fancy companion to your dining table . 

It’s easy, but impressive, and best served warm right out of the oven with just a touch smear of butter. You'll LOVE this bread. Bonus? this is often an excellent thanks to spend all the top of summer herbs from the garden.

Swirled Garlic Herb Bread
Swirled Garlic Herb Bread

With September here, my focus has shifted to a touch to cozier recipes. Recipes that are perfect for things like Sunday night dinner with the family, an easy gathering with friends, or tailgating before Sunday’s game (can you think football starts on Thursday?).

Enter during this swirled garlic herb bread. It’s so pretty then delicious. It’s getting to be perfect for all of your upcoming Sunday night family dinners, and gatherings with friends on fall evenings.

Swirled Garlic Herb Bread


  • 3/4 cup warm whole milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature, plus more for serving
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, yeast, honey, eggs, 3 1/2 cups flour, and salt. Using the dough hook, mix until the flour is completely incorporated, about 4-5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons room temp butter and mix until combined, about 2-3 minutes more. If the dough is still sticky, add the additional 1/2 cup flour, adding more as needed until the dough is smooth to touch.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 4 tablespoons butter, the garlic, parmesan, basil, sage, and thyme in a small bowl.
  4. Punch the dough down and roll out onto a lightly floured surface, creating a large rectangle about 12 x 18 inches. Spread the garlic herb butter evenly over the dough. Starting with the long edge closest to you, roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, pinch along the edge to seal. 
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the log of dough in half lengthwise, leaving a small portion at one end intact (see above photo). Turn the halves to expose the filling. Cross the dough ropes over each other, repeating the twisting until you have a long, twisted dough.
  6. Coil half the rope up like a snake, stopping when you reach halfway. Then, coil the second half of the rope in the opposite direction (see above photo). Carefully transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Transfer the bread to the oven and bake 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the bread is cooked through. Brush the top of the loaf with butter. Slice and serve warm...with additional butter.


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