I love Garlic Bread! Everytime I see garlic bread in a store, I salivate. lol I don’t know why but the smell of garlic is really GODDD!!! Sometime I even buy fried garlic and it’s delicious. They say garlic is also good for the heart –and thats a good thing!
By way, let’s define GARLIC BREAD first.
Garlic bread consists of bread topped with garlic and olive oil or butter. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted, or baked in an oven.
It is typically made using a baguette which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece. The bread is then stuffed through the cuts with oil and minced garlic before baking. Alternatively, butter and garlic powder are used, or the bread is cut into separate slices which are individually garnished.
Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, Cheddar or feta. Some restaurants use clarified butter in place of olive oil.
Garlic bread has appeared on U.S. restaurant menus since at least 1947. The best selling garlic breads in the United States today are Texas Toasts, such as those made by New York Frozen Foods.
Commercially manufactured frozen garlic bread was developed in the 1970s by Cole’s Quality Foods in Michigan.
In Brazil the bread is commonly served in churrascarias as an entrée.
Now, lets’ try making Garlic Bread. According to Kathy Maister’s “startcooking.com” this is how you make garlic bread:
To be done properly, garlic bread should have nice crispy edges, and a warm, soft, buttery center. It’s that combination of textures that makes it special.
Garlic Bread Ingredients:
- 1 loaf of Italian/French bread
- 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
- Put one stick of softened butter in a medium size bowl.
- Crush one clove of garlic and add it to the butter.
- Then add ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, ½ teaspoon of oregano and some parsley.
- Mix this all together.
- Now, using a sharp bread knife we are going to slice this loaf of Italian bread, making each slice about 1 inch wide. Slice the bread almost completely through.
- Using an ordinary kitchen knife spread the butter between each slice, and on top of it.
- Wrap the bread in the tin foil. Put the bread on a baking sheet with sides. (This will make it much easier to lift the hot bread out of the oven after it is cooked.)
- Bake it on the baking sheet in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes.