Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread has MORE butter, MORE cheese, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite. It’s glorious.

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread in every single bite. It's ridiculously amazing.

First thing: this Calphalon Giveaway ends on Friday! Enter enter enter!

Second thing: this bread is the bomb.

Last week, I got some evil Kerrygold Samples in the mail. Basically, it was a box filled with cheese and butter.

Aw, shucks.

What is a girl to do?

To prevent myself from inhaling it all in a 24 hour period, I put some in the freezer, but then immediately thought of this bread I’ve been wanting to make. Everyone has seen the Hasselback Potato, right? Well this is a much more scandalous take on that. Think MORE butter, MORE garlic and MORE cheese. Carbs are my friend, can you tell?

They hang out in my booty.

{TMI? Sorry.}

This bread is the very reason why I run. It helps lessen the blow to the whole ‘carbs setting up shop in my hiney’ thing.

And believe it or not, this is super simple to make! I think its safe to say we all have the ingredients for bread in our pantries. Butter-most likely and cheese-uh, yeah! I seem to have these ingredients on hand all.the.time. I used garlic herb butter from Kerrygold and I’ve seen pre-made garlic butter at the store, but it’s really easy to make at home. {Mix butter and finely minced garlic together. Yup, that’s it.}

So, that’s all the info you need to know, m’kay? Let’s make some bread, yo.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

First thing you’re going to want to do is grab all your ingredients. Nothing to out of the ordinary here.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Into a mixer bowl, add in your water, yeast and honey. Stir it all in and leave it alone for 5-10 minutes. You want to make sure your yeast is alive and kickin’.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Once your yeast has gotten foamy, stir in the salt and the flour in 1/4 cup increments. PS-You never want to go above level 2 {stir} when using a KitchenAid Mixer. I just just read that in the instructions manual. Making dough=slow speed.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Once the dough starts pulling away from the sides and the bowl is looking pretty clean, then it’s time to set the timer and walk away. 5 minutes later your dough should be tacky and smooth. Like, it should feel a little sticky, but leave nothing on your fingers when you poke at it. Grease your bowl and dough. Cover the whole thing with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for an hour or until it’s doubled in size.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

One hour later, I got me some purdy lookin’ dough!Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Punch that dough down and divide into two equal balls.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Roll those dough balls into two baguette shapes the length of your baking sheet. I like to twist mine because {1}they look cool and {2}it helps keep them from shrinking.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 30 minutes. Then preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place the pan nearby to get all that extra warmth seeping from your oven.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

They should have doubled by the time the oven is preheated {about 45 minutes later}. Reduce the oven temp to 350 and bake for 20 minutes.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

In the mean time, grab some of your garlic herb butter…Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

And melt it down. It’s so much faster working with melted butter.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

You’re gonna want to slice some cheese too. I used a sharp white cheddar. OH yeah.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

After 20 minutes, your french loaves should start to golden. Take them out of the oven and brush with some melted butter. Bake another 5-7 minutes or until perfectly golden. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes. Now, we could stop here and have two lovely french loaves of bread but I’m insane and must add butter and cheese. So, lets keep going!Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Slice your bread into 1 inch slices 3/4 of the way down. It’s important to let your bread cool at least 15 minutes so that when you cut it it doesn’t squash the loaf right down. Make sure you use a bread knife too! *Important*Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Once your bread is sliced, take that garlic butter and slather it on top and in between all those cracks. Be generous!Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Then put your slices of cheese into those cracks and bake it another 5 minutes or until all that cheese is melted.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Hello, lover.Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

 

Come to mama.

See? Not too hard was it! Here’s the printable for ya’ll! Hope you enjoy! Try not to eat the entire thing in one sitting…or at least have the decency to change into stretchy pants first.

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Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 envelope Active Dry Yeast (2 1/4 Teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • Olive Oil, For Greasing Surfaces
  • ⅓ pounds Sharp White Cheddar, Or Any Other Cheese You Prefer
  • ½ cups Garlic Butter

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, stir water, honey and yeast together. Let yeast proof 5 minutes. Once you know yeast is active, stir in salt and the flour in 1/4 cup increments. If you are using a stand mixer, be sure to not increase your speed higher than a 2 or ‘stir’. Once dough starts pulling away from the sides and the bowl seems to be pretty clean, set a timer for 5 minutes and walk away. Let the machine knead the dough. After 5 minutes, dough should be smooth and tacky but when touched shouldn’t leave any dough on your fingers.
  2. Grease the bowl and the dough. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Punch down dough and cut into two equal portions. Form into two long baguettes the length of the cookie sheet. I like to twist mine because it looks cool, but it also keeps its length and doesn’t shrink. Cover with plastic wrap and rise 30 minutes. Start to preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place dough close to the oven where it’s nice and warm. Once oven is preheated, remove plastic wrap, from the dough reduce oven to 350F, put the bread into the oven and bake 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, slice the cheese into thin slices and melt the butter.
  5. Pull loaves of bread out of the oven after 20 minutes and brush with the melted garlic butter. Bake another 5-7 minutes or until bread begins to turn a golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes.
  6. Cut 1-inch slices 3/4′s of the the way through the loaves. Brush garlic butter in between each slice and fill with a slice of cheese. Bake another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  7. Serve immediately.

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread... MORE butter, MORE garlic, and MORE bread! It's ridiculously amazing.

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  1. umm – I’m going to have to blame you when I run out of bread, cheese, and butter now!

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  2. Anxiously waiting for this to finish cooking… this will be my FIRST attempt at baking bread, ever! So far, looks good!

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  3. I love, love, love Kerrygold cheese and I have to say that this is honestly some of the most delectable bread I’ve ever seen. Why didn’t I think of sandwiching cheese in between the slices? Just brilliant.

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  4. This is such a mouth watering recipe. I gotta try it soon. Kerrygold is my favorite butter. I can tell this bread must be the bomb! Gosh…I’m drooling over this.

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  5. Making this next weekend for my Giftmas party! This looks beyond heavenly.

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  6. Hi, I’m new to this blog thing an’ all!…Awesome looking’ food here!!!!
    …but I’m blond and cannot find the printable recipe for the Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread! Help??? Thanks

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    • I cant find the printable recipe either. I need it so I can make it tonight!

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    • I typed it out for you! Should be there now! 🙂

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  7. This bread looks amazing!! I plan to make!!
    Question- can you make it ahead and do the last step later, such as when you arrive at your destination or does it need to be completed all at once?

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    • Yes, I think that should work just fine!!

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  8. Also, can’t seem to pull up the printable-HELP
    Thanks!!

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  9. Hi Lauren! I’m so glad I came across your blog! I’ll be making this bread ASAP, using a combo of Jarlsberg and white cheddar, since that’s what I have left from making super cheesy, creamy potatoes au gratin. Thanks for sharing what you do!!
    I’m hoping there’s a way I can follow you thru Blogger or Google+, but I’m having trouble figuring that out :/

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  10. I too could not find a printable link? Was wondering if I could get one emailed to me or if you could re-post a link to this recipe. Thanks

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  11. Ohhhh a great idea!! Yummy!!!!!!!

    xoxo

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  12. Everything food wonderful you just combined in one bite. Okay, maybe 57 bites…..

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  13. Hahaha. Wow. We just inhaled the last piece of this. I only made 1/3 of the recipe so that I wouldn’t feel sick after eating two entire loaves and it’s a good thing I did it that way. I have no self control. That was the most amazing garlic bread ever. Or cheese bread. Or whatever. Most amazing bread ever. I made it 50% whole spelt and I couldn’t tell that it was half whole grain! Next time I’ll try it with 75% whole spelt. I love how easy it is. I’ve told my husband that I’m sending him this recipe and that he should make it for me one day when I come home late from work. He is not a bread baker. He is also not a baker or cook or anything. Everyone can make this! It’s absurdly amazing. I found you through Stumbleupon or Pinterest and have been eying this recipe since then. Today I have a horrible stomachache and thought why not. I needed something to cheer me up and this did it! Thank you!

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  14. Holy cow, this looks divine! Next time I’m at the grocery store I am picking up these ingredients! Yummm-o!

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  15. I made this again a few days ago when I was feeling really depressed (and I was constantly thinking about this bread and I was forced to make it again to put me out of my garlic cheesy bread longing misery) and I used more whole spelt this time. I think that 50/50 is the best mix. 🙂

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  16. I am making this for my husbands family’s Christmas eve dinner
    I am making it the day ahead and stopping at the baking part and putting in fridge I hope this will still work
    I am so excited

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  17. Mine is rising right now, can’t wait to try it!! My first attempt didn’t go well, my dough was too dry, so I tossed it out, started again and had to add an extra ounce or so of water…now it is rising and looks perfect. Thanks for the recipe, it looks so awesome I can’t wait for dinner!!

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  18. Just had it for dinner! Amazing! Will fix this again and again! Thank you so much!

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  19. I think I might be in love with you…I can’t wait to make this bread!

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  20. Hi! Looks delicious! Can this be made with all purpose flour or is bread flour necessary?

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    • You can make this with all purpose flour, just knead it an extra minute. The bread flour has extra gluten in it, so it adds chewiness.

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  21. K, just made this bread. I have never made bread from scratch, usually it comes home in a frozen package! This was amazing!!! My husband ate it and said ” okay honey, this is one you Have to put this on a card, please do not loose it!” we will be making this ALOT!!!! Thank you;)

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  22. How do you get Kerrygold samples in the mail! I think I am making this today! it looks so yummy!

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  23. This was AMAZING! I I made it to go along with pizza casserole but after I tasted the bread, I didn’t eat anything else!

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  24. I found you through pinterest and have been salivating over your picture for a week. The other day I decided to try my hand at it and oh was it delicious! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!

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  25. Saw this on Pinterest, got in my car, went to the grocery store, and now I’m going to make it. I hope it turns out well!

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  26. I actually want to know how to go about getting kerrygold samples…i love me some irish butter & cheese!

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  27. I made this tonight and it came out perfectly. Thank you for a great recipe. I didn’t have any honey so I used maple syrup which gave the whole thing a nice subtle earthiness. Also, mine were done in 14 minutes (not 20) – so for anyone else who may have a not-so-perfect oven – keep a close eye on them.

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  28. Did I miss the measurements for how much water, yeast, and honey? This looks amazing but I don’t know how much to use??! Thanks

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    • The recipe is down at the bottom of the page under the step by step photos before the comments.

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  29. oh my goddess (yes i thing she could understand better than a Man for my healthy look)
    It’s fabulous to see, and I can imagine to eat….
    thanks a lot for this recipe

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  30. The dough is rising right now, and it looks so beautiful! I used to bake bread a whole lot more than I do now, and I think that the sight of it rising alone (not to mention how I know it’ll smell) is more than enough to get me back on the homemade bread train! Thanks!

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  31. This looks amazing! I am so going to the store tomorrow for butter and making this.

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  32. Yum! This looks deeeelicious! However, I don’t have a stand mixer. Any other suggestion for mixing the dough?

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    • Just knead by hand! No big deal 🙂

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  33. Just made this, its amazing!!! Thanks so much!

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  34. OMG this looks (and smells amazing)! I have this baking in my oven as we speak and my husband keeps sneaking a peek because he can’t wait to try it. We are having it with lasagna tonight- YUM!! Thanks! 🙂

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  35. Shut up! I totally repinned this off of some random persons pintrest board and had no clue it was you! Am I surprised? No, you are amazing! Keep up the good work lo!

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  36. i made the bread this weekend. i used ready made dough from pillsbury though. still came out bomb! we finished a loaf between the 3 of us.

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    • what kind of pillsbury dough did you use for this recipe?

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      • Umm, I didn’t. It’s all homemade 🙂

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  37. wow! amazing. Me love me some(a lot) of garlic. so when it is butter & cheese I could just die! looks amazing!

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  38. I am sooooooo glad I found this through Pinterest!!! This looks fantastic and I can only imagine how it must smell baking. I am a complete food-bread loving cheeseaholic and this has given me my first foodgasim of the day, Thank you!!!!!

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  39. We made this two days ago and it was SO GOOD!! However, we decided to make our own garlic butter because we were not all that satisfied with the Wegman’s garlic butter every time we bought it. We didn’t feel the price was justified so we made our own, then we followed your instruction to the T. It was SO GOOD, except!! I would add another “layer” of that butter after taking it out of the oven to serve so the “layer” would still be freshly “dipped.” HOWEVER, it’s SO GOOD!! TO DIE FOR GARLIC CHEESE BREAD!!! YUMMY!! ALL of my children LOVED the bread, ages 9, 6, 4 and 1 year old!! THANKS!!

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  40. excuse my frankness, but im pretty sure I LOVE YOU.

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  41. I’ve just finished making this recipe – OMG my house smells amazing! I’m going to cut the bread into 1/2 and freeze straight away, otherwise I’d eat it in one go!

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  42. It took me a week to track this recipe down..Definatly going to try it

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  43. Looks Delish!!!!!

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  44. where do you buy garlic herb butter?

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    • I got mine at the grocery store–found it around the deli area.

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