Garlic bread consists of bread topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, like chives. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted, or baked in a conventional or bread oven. It is typically made using a baguette which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece. The bread is then stuffed through the cuts with oil and minced garlic before baking. Alternatively, butter and garlic powder are used, or the bread is cut lengthwise into separate slices which are individually garnished. Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, cheddar or feta. Some restaurants use clarified butter in place of olive oil.
Yoo! Can Make It:
12 slices Texas toast or 1 large French bread loaf,
sliced through the middle
Preheat oven to 400F/205°C. Combine all ingredients for the spread in a smallbowl. Smear spread generously on one side of each slice of Texas toast or on the face of each half of French bread loaf. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Makes about 12 slices toast or two large halves of French bread.
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash ground black pepper