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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
I took the photos for this recipe post a few weeks ago. I think it is safe to I’m once again craving garlic bread and pasta.