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Garlic Bread Twists Recipe

Garlic Bread Twists: This recipe makes 20-30 buttery, garlicky, and absolutely delicious garlic bread twists in under and hour. Ready to learn how to make garlic bread easy?
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic bread twists
Servings: 30
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 3 cups warm water
  • 4 Tbs white sugar
  • 2 Tbs yeast
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring optional
  • 6.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs Garlic salt Or to preference, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  • In a large mixing bowl, add warm water, and then add yeast and sugar to it. Be sure the water is not too hot or it will kill your yeast. Stir it and set it aside.
  • Let the yeast mixture sit about 5 minutes. Watch for yeast to foam, if it does not foam, your yeast is dead, your water is too hot, or something went wrong, so toss it out and start again with water that is warm to the touch but not burning.
  • Once yeast foams, add in butter flavoring to the mixing bow (Optional: Only do this step if you are using it, don't worry, it is good without it too).
  • Then using a stand mixer, or hand mixer, on low speed, gradually stir in the flour and salt. I used a kitchen aid, and a bread hook, and it worked well. Add 1/2 a cup at a time until fully incorporated.
  • Continue to mix, kneading the dough for 5 minutes or so, until the dough sticks to your fingers when you touch it, but your finger comes away clean when you pull it. If it is still too sticky, add a little more flour and keep trying until you get a dough that is the right consistency. Once well mixed, let it sit, covered for about 10 minutes to allow dough to rise.
  • While waiting for dough to rise a little (during the 10 minutes), melt your butter in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted through.
  • Roll out dough into a rectangle shape.
  • Brush with butter, and sprinkle on the garlic salt. Just a sprinkle is good, as you do not want it to be too salty, so adjust to your preference.
  • Once brushed and sprinkled, fold dough in half so that the butter mixture is in the center.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut 1 inch strips of the dough.
  • Take each strip, and twist them to form garlic bread twists. (See video)
  • Put twists on an ungreased baking sheet (should fill 2 sheets, making 24 bread twists)
  • Cover breadsticks and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Turn on oven and preheat to 400 while bread is rising.
  • Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, brush on melted butter, and sprinkle on a little more garlic salt
  • Enjoy


Humidity and  moisture content can impact the amount of flour you need for this recipe. My best advice is to add it slowly, and use the finger test to see when you have enough. By the finger test I mean stick your finger against the dough, it should stick to your finger, but pull away clean when you pull your finger away. If you are left with residue add more flour. 


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.3mg