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Garlic Herb Twist Bread

This Garlic Herb Twist Bread is such a beautiful and delicious alternative to regular garlic bread.  It’s packed with Italian herbs, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese and makes a delicious snack or side for sopping up pasta sauce.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Rising Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 217kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 2 ½ cups Water warm (95-105 degrees F)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or any cooking oil
  • ¾ Tablespoon Salt
  • 5 ½-6 cups All-Purpose Flour

Garlic Herb Mixture

  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Herb Blend
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese shredded


  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add warm water (between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit), sugar, and yeast.  Stir, and let sit for 5-10, or until frothy.
  • Add the oil, salt and about 3 cups of flour.  Using the dough hook, mix on low for 1-2 minutes, or until the flour has all mixed in.  Continue to add another 2 ½-3 cups of flour, mixing on low until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.  Mix for another 2 minutes on low, and add a little more flour if the dough feels sticky.
  • Once mixed, cover the bowl with a towel, and let the dough rest in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
  • Once your dough has rested, transfer onto a lightly floured surface and separate into 2 equal pieces.
  • Using a rolling pin, gently roll each piece of dough into a rectangle that is roughly 14" x 10". Brush each rectangle with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, then sprinkle each with ½ tablespoons of garlic salt, ½ tablespoon of Italian Herbs and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, making sure they are evenly spread.
  • Roll each log up starting at the longer end so you have 2 long rolls.  Use a sharp knife and cut down the center of each roll so you have four long halves total.  Take 2 halves and pinch the ends on one side together, then twist the dough together loosely.  Gently lay the garlic herb twist into your prepared 9”x5” loaf pan, tucking both ends under.  Repeat with the other two halves.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, or until the dough has doubled.
  • Once they have doubled in size, bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and baked through.  Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before removing from the loaf pans.  Serve warm, or let the bread cool before slicing.  Enjoy!


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg