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How To Make Garlic Bread

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Garlic bread can be served as a wonderful accompaniment to pasta dishes, salads, soups — or even served as a snack food all by itself. It’s filling, tasty and soul-satisfying!

To be done properly, garlic bread should have nice crispy edges, and a warm, soft, buttery center. It’s that combination of textures that makes it special.

Ingredients Needed To Make Garlic Bread

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees

Put one stick of softened butter in a medium size bowl.

Crush one clove of garlic and add it to the butter.

Then add ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, ½ teaspoon of oregano and some parsley.

Mix this all together.

Now, using a sharp bread knife we are going to slice this loaf of Italian bread, making each slice about 1 inch wide. Slice the bread almost completely through.

Using an ordinary kitchen knife spread the butter between each slice, and on top of it.

Wrap the bread in the tin foil. Put the bread on a baking sheet with sides. (This will make it much easier to lift the hot bread out of the oven after it is cooked.)

Bake it on the baking sheet in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

Garlic Bread Ingredients:

(4-6 Servings)

  • 1 loaf of Italian/French bread
  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley

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8 Comments

Jon Sacker said:

I LOVE garlic bread! Kathy, if you’ve never tried it, can I suggest putting a splash of lemon juice in the butter – it really adds to the overall dish.

phatty said:

I think anything with garlic in is simply fab, except possibly puddings, but especially garlic butter on a fillet steak. We had run out of parsley the other day, so my fabulous wife made a garlic butter with… mustard. I cannot express in words how utterly and outrageously good this was. The mustard (dijon) seemed to make the garlic more garlicy, if that makes sense.

Liliana said:

this is great! I love garlic bread, thaks for the recipe,.

lei said:

very nice and easy to make garlic bread

Cr0ne said:

Mmm Mmm. Great for a snack. And yes– Some lemon juice really REALLY adds some zing to it. Yeaaah boi.

minawafa said:

I LOVE garlic bread!

Mark said:

I’ve always loved garlic butter but never thought of trying to make it. Thanks to this site I’m now able to make my own,

startcooking said:

Mark, You can also add some diced fresh herbs, like oregano or basil to make your garlic butter really special!
Cheers,
Kathy