There are two ways you can bake your garlic bread: the low and slow way, and the "Can we have garlic bread with dinner even though we're serving dinner now?" way.
The former will be outlined below, since that is the best way to release all of the flavors of the garlic and cook it so it's nice and tender. The other way to do it is to stick it under the broiler for about 2 minutes, but this way won't give you the best results, just the quickest. Make sure that if you do it this way, you leave the door open a crack so the oven doesn't get too hot under the broiler setting.
This lavish loaf of garlic bread would be perfect alongside a dish of chicken parmesan. Be sure to make it with your next Italian dinner!
Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min
- 3 – 5 cloves garlic
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1 loaf thick, Italian bread
- Parmesan cheese and Italian herb seasoning if desired
Preheat oven to 350F
Place the garlic cloves and butter in your food processor and pulse until the garlic is minced and the butter is creamy.
Cut the loaf in half and spread the garlic butter on both sides of the loaf. Close the bread up again and wrap the bread in tinfoil. Place the bread in the oven for about 10 minutes so the garlic becomes tender. Remove from oven, unwrap from tinfoil, and open up the garlic bread so it lies flat. Sprinkle cheese and herb seasoning on inside of bread and allow to toast for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.