Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Simple Garlic Bread

The first garlic bread I tried was the one we got from a local pizza place. It was alright but often cold and the garlic butter was only lightly smeared on. So it was mostly through smell than taste that I deduced that what I'm eating IS in fact actually garlic bread.

Garlic bread is so simple to make and by making your own, you can control how much butter and garlic you would like on the bread.

This recipe serves 4.

1 baguette or loaf of French bread
43 grams butter
2 cloves Garlic ; chopped finely
Salt ; to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper ; to taste

Cut the bread diagonally into 3/4-inch slices. Don''t slice all the way through the loaf.

Mix the butter and the garlic, add a pinch of salt and pepper and blend into a smooth paste. Spread the mixture onto each slice as if you were buttering a piece of bread.

Put the loaf back together, wrap it in foil and put it in a hot oven for ten minutes. Unwrap the foil for the last minute of heating to get a crisp crust to the loaf.

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