California Central Coast Recipes
The Ultimate Garlic Bread
Garlic Bread lovers, this recipe is for you!!! Our version of Garlic Bread is unlike others. First you start with a loaf of French bread, cut it lengthwise, and then cut into pieces without cutting all the way through the crust. Then each section- between and on top of- you spread with butter and garlic that's been thoroughly combined into a thick paste. Then either bake or grill.
This is so good! It’s hard to stop eating it. This is great roasted in the oven or grilled on a BBQ. –It’s so versatile –it’s one of our favorites.
Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 15 minutes
1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
8 cloves garlic , crushed or minced then mashed into a pulp
1 pound loaf of French bread
1 Preheat the oven to 375F
2 In a mortar and pestle, grind the cloves of garlic to almost liquid form.
3 In a small bowl, whip softened butter.
4 With a spatula, scrap out pulverized garlic into butter bowl. Mix thoroughly.
5 Cut French bread into individual sections (three-fourths of the way down) so that bread does not come apart. With a thin butter knife or spatula, spread butter mixture between sections of bread both sides of each.
6 With remaining butter, spread over top of garlic bread.
7 For ease of cooking, run a thin skewer through the sections of bread lengthwise to prevent separation of sections while roasting in oven or grill.
8 Bake at 375 degrees for 10- 15 minutes. If grilling, grill until brown.
Garlic bread goes well with any rustic tomato sauce dish, or grilled food.