This Wild Garlic Bread is one of the first ways I every used wild garlic in my kitchen. It is such an easy way to get the most out of those flavourful, vibrant flowers and leaves.
Being on the South coast of Cornwall does have one distinct advantage over most of the UK. Whilst there are reports of more snow falling further north, I was out picking Wild Garlic in beautiful, spring sunshine. The hedges on our lane are carpeted with the stuff, and whilst I only found 5 flowers in bloom, there are plenty of good flavoured leaves ready for the picking.
(I must apologise to the plant purists out there, the proper name for the plant above is Three Cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum), but it is known locally as Wild Garlic)
Wild Garlic Bread
Any part of the plant is edible, but for the garlic butter I used the leaves. Later in the season I’ll be using the flowers too, they make a milder tasting and not so vivid butter.
If you’d like some more wild garlic recipe inspiration, feel free to visit my other recipes:
- Wild Garlic Butter Recipe
- Beef in Guinness with Wild Garlic Dumplings
- Wild Garlic Egg Mayo
- Wild Garlic Chicken Kiev
- Fennel and Wild Garlic Salad with Mustard Dressing
- Wild Garlic and Walnut Crust (delicious on fish, lamb, chicken or mushrooms)
- 100 g butter softened
- 1 bunch wild garlic generous
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 Baguette
Whizz the butter, garlic and salt up in a food processor until you have gloriously green butter.
Scrape out onto a piece of baking paper and roll the butter into a cylinder. Pop in the fridge to firm up or into the freezer to save for another day.
Cut the butter into little rounds and stuff a sliced baguette with it.
Bake until the top is golden brown and your belly is doing hunger flips.