Garlic Bread Recipe
This garlic bread is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. We melt the butter and cook the crushed garlic a little to help ensure that the baked garlic bread will not have a raw garlic flavour. The amount of garlic could be increased if you are using a mild-flavoured garlic or if you like a strong garlic flavour. Other herbs, such as basil or chives, could be used in addition to, or instead of, the parsley.
Preparation time: about 15 minutes (excludes baking time)
Makes about 20 pieces.
We use a 20ml tablespoon for all of our recipes.
125g salted butter (or unsalted butter with salt added to taste)
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed (about 10g [1 1/2 teaspoons] crushed garlic)
1 tablespoon (5g) finely chopped parsley
1 large (450-500g) French bread stick (about 65cm long)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (180 degrees Celsius fan-forced). Adjust the oven rack to the middle of the oven.
Place butter and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When butter has melted, cook and stir for an additional minute. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. © exclusivelyfood.com.au
Using a serrated knife, cut the bread stick in half (to make it easier to fit in the oven). Cut each half in half horizontally.
Spoon the garlic butter onto the cut surfaces of the bread stick, distributing the garlic and parsley evenly.
Join buttered sides of bread together to re-form two half loaves.
Wrap each half loaf in aluminium foil, making sure the bread is fully enclosed. The garlic bread could be refrigerated or frozen at this stage (we suggest defrosting before baking).
Place garlic bread on a baking tray and cook for about 15 minutes or until hot in the centre.
Remove the aluminium foil. Using a serrated knife, cut the garlic bread into
serving-size pieces. Serve immediately. © www.exclusivelyfood.com.au