Easy Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe

2017-08-10
  • Yield : 12 slices
  • Servings : 8-12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m


Easy homemade garlic bread recipe. French loaf with garlic and butter baked in the oven. Very delicious. I’d like to speak a little bit about garlic. Garlic is so old that its country of origin is not certain. Its uses are recorded in legend and history. The ancient Greeks and Romans consumed large quantities of garlic.

Throughout the ages, it has been distinguished for its antiseptic properties, both internally and externally. garlic bulbs are available from stores; each bulb is made up of separate sections called cloves, each covered by a thin skin which is peeled off before using.

Garlic is also marketed in several ways, crushed to a fine powder, or mixed with salt as a flavoring. it also shredded into fine, dehydrated chips, which may be reconstituted in liquid. use a French dressing, butter for spreads, sauces, dips, and meal dishes, with tomatoes and eggplant, in pickles, salads, and seafood, and for garlic bread.

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Herbed Garlic Parmesan Croutons Recipe

makes 5 cups

Ingredients: 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin lengthwise, 1 teaspoon each: dried oregano leaves, crumbled, dried basil, crumbled, dried thyme, crumbled, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 cup (125 ml) olive oil, 1 loaf of Italian bread, cut into cubes, 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions: In a small saucepan, combine the garlic, seasoning, dried herbs, and olive oil. Mix well. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Discard the garlic. In a large mixing bowl, combine cubed bread and herb mixture, toss well. Spread mixture in a jelly-roll pan. Preheat the oven to 350º F (175º C). Bake in preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until bread cubes are golden.

Sprinkle baked croutons with extra salt and allow them to cool. Serve the croutons as a topping for tossed green salad, especially for Caesar Salad

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 long French loaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter

Method

Step 1

Cut the loaf in half as there are not too many ovens long enough to hold and unbroken French loaf. Using a sharp knife, cut the bread in slices almost to the bottom, being careful not to sever the slices.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine crushed garlic and butter. Mush garlic thoroughly into the butter. Spread the garlic butter mixture generousl;y on both sides of the bead slices.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Wrap loosely bread in aluminum foil and place in preheated oven.

Step 4

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bread is crisp and golden. Turn off the oven. Carefully remove baked garlic bread from the oven and transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Energy

    404 cal
  • Protein

    44.1 g
  • Carbohydrate

    15.2 g
  • Fat

    18.8 g
  • Cholesterol

    57 mg
  • Calcium

    25 mg
  • Fibre

    1 g
  • Sodium

    220 mg
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