Growing up my mom always made the perfect garlic bread. She would (and still does) serve it in a little basked lined with a dish towel. When we had spaghetti, lasagna or anything pasta related we were also served her delicious garlic bread. Now that I have a big family to feed I also serve her garlic bread. I’m not one to serve a lot of premade foods in the first place. However to buy premade garlic bread when I feed 6-8 people each night would cost a fortune.
The one tip for garlic bread is to set a timer so you don’t end up with burnt bread. I have made my fair share of burnt bread. After a few times you would think I learned my lesson but I would get so busy making sure the rest of dinner was being taken care of it slipped my mind. Suddenly I would smell the bread and it was too late. Now I set a timer every single time.
The thing about this bread is that even when I use an entire loaf of bread it seems to disappear. I feel like I am serving garlic bread with a side of spaghetti in our house. Then when it is gone someone is upset that they didn’t get as many slices as another. Is this a gripe you hear at your dinner table? I am forever hearing how someone didn’t get as much or someone doesn’t like what I cooked. To that I say the kitchen is closed!
I can hardly even look at this bread. I want to reach right through my screen and grab a slice. It has the perfect bit of golden brown crunch with a slightly soggy garlic and butter middle. That is exactly how I like my bread when I sop up the extra tomato sauce from my plate.
- 1 loaf French Bread
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 4-6 tbsp butter cubed
- dried parsley optional
Cut the loaf lengthwise almost all the way through and open up like a bun.
Add garlic and butter in a small microwave safe dish. Microwave for 15-20 second intervals until butter is softened but not melted all the way. Stir.
Use a knife to spread the butter garlic mixture all over the opened loaf of bread.
Place the open loaf under the broiler for 3-4 minutes. Check and remove the loaf or cook for one more minute until mostly golden brown. You may need to adjust cook times based on your ovens temperature.
Sprinkle with dried parsley, fold and cut into slices.
I took the photos for this recipe post a few weeks ago. I think it is safe to have garlic bread and my 5 Cheese Ziti for dinner tonight.