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All Recipes, Tapas / April 12, 2023

The GREATEST Peasant Dish of All Time | Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread

This Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread, known as Gachamigas, is possibly the greatest peasant dish of all time. It´s filled with simple & honest flavors, there´s no oven or yeast involved and it´s all done in about 45 minutes. Serve it as a snack or even as a side, next to some grilled fish or a stew.

Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread
This recipe dates back all the way to the medieval times. Where peasants would eat this exact dish. As it was made with affordable ingredients and gave you the energy to tackle on a hard days work.

Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread
For the oil, I used extra virgin olive oil, which is the typical oil to make this recipe. However, you can use other oils if you like. I also used all-purpose flour, but you can use whole wheat. Just add in a bit more water as whole wheat flour is denser and heavier.

Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once all the ingredients have been added to the pan, make sure to mix and fold the dough every 3 to 4 minutes. This will ensure that all the dough is evenly cooked.

Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread
4.5 from 2 votes

Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread | Gachamigas

Course Bread
Cuisine Spanish
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 477 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 120 ml
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 240 grams
  • 3 cups water 720 ml
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary (optional) 1 gram
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Heat a large non-stick fry pan (I used 11 inch / 32.5 cm) with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, separate the cloves from a head of garlic and cut a slit on each clove, leaving the skins on

  3. Add the cloves of garlic into the pan, mix with the olive oil, after 3 to 4 minutes and they´re lightly browned, remove from the pan and set aside

  4. Add in the flour, mix continuously until all the oil has been absorbed and you end up with a crumbly texture, about 3 minutes, then slowly add in the water while mixing continuously, folding the mixture if you have to

  5. Once all the water has been absorbed by the flour and you end up with a dough, add in the cloves of garlic (skins removed), season generously with sea salt and add in the dried rosemary, fold the mixture so everything is well mixed, continue to fold the dough every 3 to 4 minutes to ensure the dough is evenly cooking

  6. After 25 to 30 minutes and all the dough is cooked through, push down on the dough so it molds to the pan, all in a flat layer, cook for 6 to 7 minutes without mixing, then flip the dough (I placed a plate over the pan and flipped it) and go for another 6 to 7 minutes without mixing

  7. Gently slide the bread into a serving plate and serve, either warm or at room temperature, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Peasant Garlic Bread | Gachamigas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Mike

    4 stars
    Tasty, but needs quite a lot of labour to do the turning, and mine stuck to the pan 🙁
    Will try again when I get a new pan

    26 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes you gotta use a nonstick here 🙂 Much love

      27 . Apr . 2023
  2. Yodan

    5 stars
    Fair disclosure – I haven’t yet tried the recipe but it looks wonderful.

    I love ‘peasant’ food and adore Spanish food.

    Having just found Spain On A Fork, I’m excited to try many of the recipes (my main regret is I only have one stomach)! Good job with the vids and nutritional info, too.

    13 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Appreciate the comment! Much love 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2023
  3. Kevin

    Such an interesting and easy recipe..!! This definitely takes it to the next level 👍!!

    12 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      13 . Apr . 2023
  4. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i love garlic bread sooooooooooooo much i never had spanish peasant garlic bread before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    12 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      13 . Apr . 2023

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