Individual Confit Garlic, Orange & Currant Garlic Breads

Put an elevated spin on traditional garlic bread with these individual bites, filled with garlic, lemon thyme, cheddar and orange zest. They make a perfect little snack, starter or side dish when entertaining.


4 bulbs garlic, halved
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp currants
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
20 sprigs lemon thyme
20 mini brioche buns
¼ cup each grated aged cheddar and parmesan
Aged cheddar, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan forced). Place the garlic on a sheet of foil, drizzle with oil and wrap to enclose. Place on a tray and place in the oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the cloves are golden and soft.
  2. Meanwhile, place the currants and sherry vinegar in a small bowl and set aside to soak.
  3. Remove the foil from the garlic. Squeeze out the cloves, add the orange zest, currants, sherry and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a bread knife, make an incision through the centre of each roll, making sure not to cut through. Spread with garlic mixture and top with grated cheese and thyme.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden. Serve hot with cheese (optional).

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