1.24.2012

Garlic Bread Not From a Package

Garlic bread is a tricky, tricky beast to make. Not only do you want it garlicky and buttery, but if it's too garlicky then it just doesn't taste quite right. And you don't want to eat it. You may keep vampires away though.

And so I learned how to make garlic bread from the master. My mom. I NEVER KNEW you could buy packaged garlic bread until I met Bimmer Man. For 18 years I believed that garlic bread was always homemade. ALWAYS. And so I make garlic bread on special occasions and whenever there's a french bread sale at the bakery.

So, let's get this show on the road and show you how to make buttery garlicky french bread.
Melt butter in a pan, I dunno how much, maybe half a stick? Maybe less? Slop in some garlic - about 2 tablespoons. Let everything melt together but don't let it bubble or anything. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Or 425 or whatever it's already set at. No biggie.
Slice your bread while the butter and garlic melt together. And then for the fun part. Take each slice of bread and dip it into the pan of butter and garlic and place onto a sheet of tinfoil . DIP ONLY ONE SIDE. NOT TWO SIDES, JUST ONE. And then keep going.
There. You've got yourself a load of garlic bread. Now wrap up the tinfoil and shove it into the oven for about 15 minutes. It will be nice, warm, melty, buttery, garlicky and delicious. Don't even think about pouring that buttery garlic mix over the bread, it will be too sloppy to slop up the juices of whatever you're eating with it.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

NotAppealing said...

Yum, that looks so good!