Whole wheat garlic bread with dill




This homemade garlic baguette is a real treat, it is healthier when compared to the store bought frozen breads and how even I tried to use just right amount of olive oil, garlic and cheese. Any herbs can be used for flavour, just as a variation tried with dill as herb and it added flavor to the bread.

It can be served with a bowl of hot soup/ pasta or with any other main course.

Yields: 2 medium breads
Serves: 3 – 4
Baking time: 20-25 mins

For baguette:

  • Whole wheat flour- 2cups
  • Salt=1/4tsp
  • Yeast-2tsp
  • Honey-1tsp
  • Olive oil-1tbsp, plus for brushing
  • Warm water-1cup (or may require a bit more depending on the flour)

For garlic sauce:

  • Garlic-1head
  • Olive-2tsp
  • Salt-pinch
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese-100gms
  • Dill – a handful


  • In a small bowl stir 1cup warm water, honey, salt, oil, yeast together. Let it proof for 5-10minutes.
  • Once you know yeast is active stir in salt and flour in 1/4cup increments and form soft and elastic dough.
  • Knead it for 5minutes and transfer to a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap or kitchen towel and let it rise for 1-2hours or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough and cut into two equal portions. Form into two long baguettes as per the length required. Twist a bit cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 30minutes in warm place.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200deg c, line and grease the baking tray and set aside.

Meanwhile prepare the sauce:

  • Crush the garlic and dill leaves in the food processor /blender to coarse paste.
  • In a bowl combine crushed garlic-dill paste, sprinkle some salt, olive oil mix and set aside.


  • After the resting time brush some olive oil on baguettes and place on to the lined tray and bake for 15-18 minutes at 180deg C/ until the baguettes are golden brown and have slight sheen to them.
  • Pull loaves of bread out after baking time cut 1” slices of the way through the loaves, brush with garlic-dill spread, sprinkle some cheese and bake for another 5-7minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately.


  • Garlic sauce can be personalised as per the taste
  • For baguette wheat flour can be replaced with white flour or can even use 50-50.



About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 7, 2014, in Appetizers, International, Main Course and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. Chitra believe me , I was trying to get recipes for whole wheat bread, all of them asked to include some APF as well. So I didn’t feel like preparing it. This is a good start, I will take this up πŸ™‚


  2. Chitra, is the olive oil or the honey is what makes it look glazed? I really like the way it’s brown and glazed in the picture. Thank you for sharing another sumptuous thing. Aloha!


  3. You make it sound easy and it looks so delicious! I love all the garlic, cheese, and fresh herbs.


  4. Whole wheat bread is something in my do lost. Never used yeast. Hearing lot of terms active/dry yeast. Don’t know anything about it so scared to try.
    Garlic bread with dill is amazing dear


  5. Looks and sounds WONDERFUL, Chitra !!! – makes me wish I had a family to make it for. πŸ˜€


  6. Me encanta el pan,, y este relleno se ve magnifico. xD


  7. OK, I now have a recipe for a visit to heaven! This looks absolutely awesome! Can’t wait to make it.


  8. This looks totally delicious! Gonna try it out πŸ™‚


  9. Wow Chitra!!!Perfectly baked yummy Bread!!


  10. Thanks for the recipe Chitra. πŸ™‚


  11. It looks so yummy! They are great combination, dill, garlic and bread. πŸ™‚


  12. i am yet to venture into baking πŸ˜‰ this looks like motivation to me πŸ™‚


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