Garlic bread typically consists of bread topped with garlic and olive oil (preferably extra virgin). It is often used as a simple accompaniment to pasta, other Italian dishes, and roasts. It is usually toasted or baked.
Learn how to make a perfect Garlic Bread with this recipe!
I’m showing you how to make The Ultimate Garlic Bread.
I’ve been making this garlic bread for more than 10 years now, and people are always telling me that I make the best garlic bread ever.
It’s really good, but I guess you’ll just have to make it for yourself and find out if it really is the best ever.
1 crusty loaf of bread, sliced (artisan bread, crusty baguette, etc)
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- To start you’ll need a loaf of French bread.
- You want to slice the bread in half lengthwise.
- You can actually use any kind of bread you want for this, but we do prefer French bread.
- Just fold it open and set it aside.
- Next we’ll make a cheesy herb filled garlic butter spread to go on top of the bread. You’ll need 1/2 cup of softened salted butter, and you want that to be a spreadable consistency. To that you’ll add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of dried basil, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/2 a cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, 4 whole cloves of crushed or minced garlic, then 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and then use a fork to mash this all together.
- It takes just a minute or two of mashing to get this all well mixed together. Then we’re ready to spread this on to our loaf, so grab a butter knife and start spreading it on into an even layer.
- You can see it’s a nice thick layer, make sure you get all the way to the edges and ends of your loaf too.
- Transfer your bread to a baking sheet and then we’re gonna toast this using the broil setting in the oven. Broiling involves heat from above so you can see the flame up there–this is going to toast our bread. Keep a close eye on it and let it toast until the top of the bread is lightly browned.
- Your Garlic Bread is ready!