Come on, you deserve it. Garlic bread is one of those indulgences that should be enjoyed every once in a while. It's just good for the soul. I came across this recipe a while back and was really excited by the idea of stirring a bunch of chopped garlic into melted butter then pouring it over a delicious loaf of bread.
This recipe is almost too easy. By that I mean it's so simple I'm inclined to make it all the time and, thus, eat it all the time. Three ingredients are required: butter, garlic, and bread (I like to use ciabatta for this recipe, but a baguette will work as well). But I highly, highly recommend the optional lemon zest addition at the end. It adds a layer of complexity to the experience, making it even more addicting.
Be careful during the broiling step not to step away for too long, otherwise you will end up with blackened, buttery loaves of garlic bread (mine were a little overdone, but that didn't stop me from inhaling them). Ready to make this? Get the recipe when you keep reading.
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks Ingredients 1 loaf of ciabatta bread, or a baguette Directions The size of your loaf of bread will determine how much butter and garlic you'll use. Serves four to six.
1 to 2 heads of garlic, minced
1 to 2 sticks of unsalted butter
Zest of one lemon (optional)
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks
1 loaf of ciabatta bread, or a baguette
The size of your loaf of bread will determine how much butter and garlic you'll use.
Serves four to six.