I admit it. Sometimes I judge the quality of my recipes by how quickly and ravenously they are eaten. If I’m using that criteria, this might be the best thing I have ever made.
Then again, it helps when you are feeding 10 hungry boys on a Sunday afternoon…but still. It was like light lightning struck: and they were gone.
Just like any good garlic bread, this one starts with lots and lots and LOTS of garlic.
We all know I love garlic. I use about 3 tablespoons or 5-6 cloves. I chop them up super fine, but I don’t grate them, I like to have some chunks in the finished product so you can see the garlic as well as smell, it taste it, and have it be coming out of your pores later
The next very important ingredient? Lots of soft butter. I like to whip mine in my stand mixer with the garlic so it gets fluffy and the garlic gets incorporated all throughout the butter.
Then, you slather the garlic butter onto some good french bread. I love garlic bread on french loaves, but if you like sourdough, go right ahead!
Chop up a bunch of fresh parsley. I like lots of it. So much so that one of the boys asked if the amount of parsley on the bread counted as his vegetable for the day! To which I replied absolutely not! Eat your broccoli! I mean…I’m not your mother, you’re an adult, do what you want!
The trick to this bread is double baking. First, you wrap the entire loaf in foil at bake it for about 20 minutes. Then, you remove the foil, open up the halves, and bake the bread again so it gets brown and crispy.
Take it out. Slice it up. Watch it disappear.
Just make sure you get a slice or two before it’s gone!
Recipe: Garlic Bread
- 2 loaves french bread
- 1 lb butter, softened
- 5-6 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice bread in half
- Beat softened butter and chopped garlic in the bowl of your stand mixer
- Slather the garlic butter on your bread
- Put halves back together and wrap in foil
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Remove from oven, remove foil, separate halves and return to oven
- Bake an additional 15-20 minutes until bread is golden brown
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 40 minute(s)