Garlic Bread

I’ve written a number of recipes recently that just scream for garlic bread: tomato sauce, baked ham and cheese omelet, one-pot meat lasagna and rice with black beans. Pop this in the oven just a few
minutes before dinner to serve it piping hot and crispy. There’s only one problem, you can’t stop at just one slice! (maybe even two!!!)

Make the bread up to two hours in advance without broiling. Simply place the two halves together and let sit at room temperature until dinner.

Preheat the broiler with the top rack on the second level from the top and slice the loaf in half lengthwise.

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Smash the garlic with the side of a chef’s knife and sprinkle the salt over the garlic. Scrape the garlic and salt with the blade of the knife to make a puree.

IMG_4928Combine the butter, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

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Place dollops of butter along the bread and

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spread with an offset spatula or kitchen knife.

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Place the bread in the oven on the second rack from the top and leave the door slightly ajar. Cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, the bread should be golden brown on the edges.

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Slice and serve.

 

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Garlic Bread

Make the bread up to two hours in advance without broiling. Simply place the two buttered halves together and let sit at room temperature until dinner.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 8 portions
  • Category: Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette or loaf of Italian bread
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler with the top rack on the second level from the top
  2. Slice the loaf in half lengthwise.
  3. Combine the butter, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Spread one-half the butter over each half loaf.
  5. Place the bread in the oven on the second rack from the top and leave the door slightly ajar.
  6. Cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, the bread should be golden brown on the edges.
  7. Slice and serve.

 

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