Italians were the first makers of garlic bread. The first type was bruschetta, which was sprinkled with garlic and drizzled with olive oil. In most cases today, garlic bread uses butter, but olive oil is still popular. When I wanted to make garlic bread a while ago, the only recipes I found involved buying flat plain naans from the shop and breading them with butter and vinegar. I therefore decided to go it alone and make my own from scratch. Based on the brands I used, each slice is about 125 calories. Here are some of my bread making tips.