Thursday, February 24, 2011

The BEST homemade garlic bread!

Ok, so really, I don't know that it's the best--but everyone in our family sure seems to think so (and many friends could attest to it too!) :) It's definitely a family favorite and always a part of our favorite celebratory meal--steaks, salad, and this garlic bread! 

Here's what you'll need (just general ingredients--amount will depend on how many slices you make):
french bread loaf
butter 
minced garlic or garlic powder
parmesan cheese (grated fresh or the powder kind)

Directions:
- set the oven to broil (make sure that your oven rack is not too close to the top)
- cut bread into slices about 1 inch thick & place on a baking sheet
 - in a pan, melt butter (for this one sheet of slices, I used about 3/4 of a stick). Add garlic or garlic powder (I used one pressed clove & a little sprinkle of garlic powder).
 - place your sheet of bread slices into the very hot oven. DO.NOT.WALK.AWAY (ask me how I know)! In fact sometimes, I stand there and leave the oven door just cracked open a bit. You just want to barely toast the top of your bread. This doesn't take long.
 - as soon as they start to toast, remove the pan from the oven--let cool just until you can handle each slice. Leave the toasted side up and dip into your melted garlic butter. I just barely dip--NOT soak!
 - put slices, buttered side up, back on the baking sheet. Generously sprinkle each slice with parmesan cheese.
  - put them back in your very hot oven and again--DON'T walk away! Watch as the parmesan cheese starts bubbling (mmmm) and the edges start to brown a bit. Then, remove immediately. 
Mmmmmmm....fresh, homemade garlic bread that is not too greasy, not full of preservatives like the frozen kind, not too cheesy, and is just a bit crispy on both sides! It's seriously SO good!!! 
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13 comments:

  1. Umm! Can't wait to for pasta night to come so I can try this! Thanks, Leda

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  2. Oh yum. I could eat garlic bread every day if left unsupervised lol. Saw your recipe on Tip Junkie!

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  3. yum! I can see how this could be the best! Looks delicious!

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  4. That looks fab! Thanks so much for sharing...yumo!

    Heather
    www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com
    www.realhousewifega.com

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  5. This looks delish! Thanks for sharing.
    I just started a recipe party on my blog, born-again crafter and would love for you to join!
    Lyssa

    http://bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com/2011/02/scrumtrulescent-saturdays-party-green.html

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  6. Yum! I might need to do a bit of double dipping - these sound wonderful!

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  7. Oh looks so yummy I have to try it this week! I love the design of your blog!
    Crystal

    www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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  8. This looks so delicious. Definitely going to make this tonight with some pasta!!

    Found you on tip junkie

    www.the-polka-dot-umbrella.blogspot.com

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  9. SO important to remind people not to walk away from the bread - I made that mistake recently and ruined my beautiful garlic bread! :-(

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesday

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  10. This looks so good! You had me at "best"...and then again at "garlic bread"! :)

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  11. Oh yum!!! Garlic bread and I are such good friends, too!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week's Mingle Monday. Can't wait to see what you share next week!

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  12. love homemade garlic bread I am going to try some of your tips next time

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