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 1ā€ 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 is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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 šŸ™‚


  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. šŸ˜€


  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 šŸ™‚


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


  10. Thanks for the recipe Chitra. šŸ™‚


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


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


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