Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garlic Bread Recipe


Here is a simple but delicious recipe for garlic bread, made with fresh crusty baguette from the bakery. I added some extra-virgin olive oil to the garlic butter mixture which helps cut through some of the richness from the butter, and at the same time give it a lovely aroma and flavour. The kids love, love, love garlic bread, but they were a little fussy when they saw the green bits of parsley in it. Guess I'll have to remember to make a separate batch for them next time, without the parsley. You can use any sort of bread to make this, and I usually use Turkish pide as I love the crispy and chewy texture when it's hot out of the oven. If you're using a baguette, try getting a good quality one with a nice crust. I got mine from Baker's Delight and it turned out really crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside without turning all mushy. You can make extra loaves of garlic bread and refrigerate or freeze them for another day. Serve them with pastas, soups, stews or just have them as a snack or appetizer. You won't be able to stop at one!



Garlic Bread Recipe

Ingredients

2 x 35cm quality baguette (or 1 long french loaf, halved or quartered cross-wise)*
1/2 cup  (120g) butter, softened
2 tbsp (30ml) Extra-virgin olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, finely minced or crushed
1 tbsp finely chopped continental parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (430°F). Slice the baguette into 1 inch-thick slices, without cutting all the way through the base. You can halve the baguette cross-wise to make a smaller loaf so that you can refrigerate or freeze any extras for another day.
  2. Combine the butter, oil, garlic and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Use a knife to spread the mixture over the cut sides of the baguette. Wrap each baguette in aluminium foil. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove and unwrap the foil immediately. Serve hot.
* Note: You can substitute with hot dog buns, which will give you Pizzahut-style garlic bread which has a softer crust.

Piping hot garlicky buttery bread with a crunchy crust. Soft and delicious inside.
Butter, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic and continental parsley



10 comments:

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

This is just pure deliciousness! Yum!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I like mine with parsley :)

Mel said...

Whenever I go Pizza Hut, this was one of the serving! I have never made this at home though it is easy. Hmm, I can smell the garlic here.... delicious. Your kids must loves this.

Quay Po Cooks said...

My mum doesn't like butter but she loves garlic bread. Go figure. I showed your garlic bread photo to her and she said "Wah! very nice!" and asked me when I make some. LOL!

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

@Mel: I quite like pizza hut garlic bread too. Always looked forward to it when I went there and there's never enough! Eat too much and there's no room for pizza ;p
@Quaypo: your mum only likes butter with garlic...;p

A Little Yumminess said...

Pizza Hut!! That takes me back in time as does this garlic bread. It was so good

Sharon @ Feats of Feasts said...

lovely! I prefer mine with parsley too. Maybe it's in my mind but i think it balances out the acridness of the garlic.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

We love garlic bread, and my kids sure request this when they enjoying a bowl of mushroom creamy soup.

Janine said...

wow what do you know - i happen to have half a loaf of a few days old baguette which need some reviving! can't believe i forgot about garlic bread!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I've never added olive oil! I learned something new to try! Kids love garlic bread along with pasta (sometimes I wonder if they get full because of the bread...).