I just love cosying up to my partner after work and watching a favourite TV show to take my mind off things. And do you know what makes my relaxing nights even better? Well, spending them while having a nasty snack, of course! And when it’s homemade, it’s all the better! Don’t you think? What I love most is to just dip something salty and crunchy in a dip, like guacamole or cream cheese. I can’t think of anything better to do this with then with some delicious toasty garlic bread! Want to find out how you can make it at home? And for it to be very cheesy as well? Take a ride with me, and let’s explore two delicious versions of the garlic bread recipe. I can taste it already!
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How to make homemade garlic bread?
I can perfectly remember the first time I tried garlic bread as a teenager. It’s crunchy crust, the mouth-watering smell, the astonishing taste…ahh, there is really nothing like it ! Its preparation is so simple, and perfect if you are looking to save some time on cooking. Garlic bread is also a great and easy side dish and appetizer. It can be combined with many foods, most commonly with different kinds of soup like cream, tomato or vegetable, or with pasta like stuffed shells, spaghetti, and ravioli. Whatever you choose to have it with, you can be certain that it will be a delightful meal. Let’t make some garlic bread of our own and enjoy it with our family and friends!
Traditional garlic bread recipe
Let’s first start out with trying the traditional version of this tasty and easy garlic bread recipe! Are you ready?
What you will need:
- 1 baguette, or other type of bread you prefer
- 4-5 garlic cloves, grated
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 5 tablespoons of butter
- 2-3 sprigs of parsley, minced
- 3 tablespoons of grated cheese
- a dash of salt (for taste)
Begin with grating the garlic cloves. Then mince the parsley and also grate the cheese. Turn the oven to 350 °F/ 180 °C. Make sure there is a rack in the middle of the oven. Take a pan and put the olive oil, butter, and garlic and cook for around 2-3 minutes on medium heat. After you are done, turn off the heat and mix in the parsley and salt. Take out a baking tray and place foil on the bottom. Cut the baguette in half, or any other way you prefer. Evenly spread the garlic mix on the bread. You can also season the bread on top with a herb or spice you enjoy like oregano, basil or black pepper. Cover the bread with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. In the last few minutes, be sure to keep on eye on the bread to prevent it from burning! Once you see that it is ready, take it out and enjoy. Good job!
How to make cheesy garlic bread
Now, let’s make a garlic bread recipe that’s even more cheesy and delicious! Alright!
What you will need:
- a baguette/ a loaf of bread
- 1/3 cup/ 30 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups/ 340 grams of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 ½ tablespoon of grated garlic
- ½ cup/ 110 grams of butter
- ¾ cup/ 170 grams of mayonnaise
- 2-3 sprigs of chopped parsley
- 1 ½ tablespoon of chopped chives
First, preheat the oven to 350 °F/180 °C. Then grate the garlic and Parmesan cheese. Chop the parsley and chives. Take out a small bowl and mix together what you chopped and grated, along with the butter and mayonnaise. Whisk everything together. Then shred the mozzarella and add it to the same mixture. Take a baking tray and put foil on the bottom. Spray it with cooking spray if you have. Take a sharp knife and cut slits in the bread without going all the way through. You will place the cheesy mixture in them. Put the bread in the baking tray. Carefully and evenly pour the cheese mixture into the cut slits of the bread. Take another piece of foil, spray it with cooking spray and tightly cover the bread. Put to bake for 20-25 minutes. Then remove the top foil and let the bread sit in the oven for 5 extra minutes to get a golden top. Serve. What a taste!
Are you all currently enjoying your scrumptious and buttery, or cheesy garlic bread in front of the TV? I know I am! Oh, and my partner seems so pleased with my homemade crunchy creation! I have made more guacamole, and we are ready for our film marathon! And hey, if you are looking for more recipes involving a tasty and easy breed treat, why not give a go at some of these dinner rolls recipes with a variety of flavours to choose from. They will be perfect to serve for supper. Bon appétit!