How to Make Garlic Bread

Jul 27, 2011 11:01 am

The 6-step process to garlic bread perfection

how to make garlic bread
Photo: Mark Shaw
What you need to make garlic bread
 

Garlic bread is so easy to make, you shouldn't be allowed to even consider leaving it out of a fantastic Italian spread...or even just that bowl of spaghetti you're making for dinner. Garlic bread leftovers make fantastic sandwiches and even better breadcrumbs to toss into the stuffed meatballs you'll surely be making once you realize how easy those are, too. Follow our easy steps to learn how to make garlic bread and reach Italian dinner perfection, or if you'd like to present it as a parable: "How the Bread Got Its Garlic."

Here's what you'll need to make garlic bread: 

  • 1 large loaf of French or Italian bread
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

First, preheat your oven to 375.

slice the bread
Slice the bread

Slice the bread lengthwise, then lay the two halves in front of you, face-up. 

Add parsley and garlic
Add parsley and garlic

In a medium bowl, add garlic and parsley to the butter.

mix butter
Combine garlic, parsley and butter

Using a fork, mix the garlic, parsley and butter together thoroughly.

add butter to bread
Add garlic butter

Using a spoon, transfer half the butter to the exposed surface of each half of the bread.

spread butter
Spread butter

Using a spoon, spread the butter in a thick, even layer over each half of bread, making sure to get all the way to the edges and into the nooks and crannies.

Garlic bread baked to perfection
Bake

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving your perfect garlic bread. 

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