I am so sad with how this picture came out. So sad that it doesn't show just how mouth wateringly (is that a word?) good it is! I am seriously obsessed with this bread now, which isn't good because I am trying to cut carbs and lose weight *sigh* Although I have lost 10 pounds! Yay me!!
Kevin wondered why I wasn't getting the regular garlic bread that we always get from the store. You know, the pre-made garlic bread from the bakery? Or even another favorite of ours, Texas toast (which makes an awesome burger bun). But I wanted to try and have the garlic bread we love, without the garlic butter than is slathered on from the store bought loaf. Although don't get me wrong, I am not bashing slathering. Slathering can be very very good!!
This bread does take a bit of butter but it is mixed with olive oil. Then add the garlic and herbs...mmmmm crunchy garlicky heaven!! Give this bread a try for your next pasta meal you won't be disappointed!
Herbed Garlic Bread
1 loaf if Italian Bread
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Slice the loaf of Italian bread just short of the bottom.
Melt the butter with the olive oil, then add the garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the parsley.
Spread the butter with a basting brush in between the bread slices, making sure to get the garlic and parsley in there too.
Wrap the bread in foil and bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap and bake an additional 5 minutes.