Garlic bread should be crisp and buttery–not soggy and not harsh but with a nice, nut-like garlic flavor. This bread meets those criteria.
8 to 10 cloves of roasted garlic
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb loaf French or Italian bread
2 teaspoons dried parsley
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Set out a cookie sheet.
- Squeeze the roasted garlic from its outer wrappings into a small bowl. Mash with a fork or use a garlic press.
- Blend the butter, parsley, parmesan cheese, and garlic together to make a paste.
- Slice the bread horizontally and divide paste in half. Spread each half with the garlic mixture.
- Bake on the cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until crispy.
Baker’s note: If you are using raw garlic, you will want to reduce the amount used.
Raw garlic may be up to four times as strong. Roasted garlic is much mellower tasting.