Garlic bread is one of the most popular and tasty appetizers. With the right sauce and properly made garlic bread you can make your any meal delectable. There are few ground principles for making delicious garlic bread for yourself in just few easy steps. Garlic bread is multifaceted as it can be served as an appetizing accompaniment along with things such as salads, pasta dishes, soups etc. or even can be served as a snack food in itself. Properly done garlic bread should have nice crispy edges with a warm, chewy and buttery center.
The main ingredient you would be requiring for the preparation of garlic bread are:
- The Bread
The key ingredients of garlic bread are the name itself, Garlic & Bread. So opting for a good bread is important. The regular light breads won’t suffice the need as the bread needs to have substance to it.
You can browse through the bread catalogue of your local grocery store to find the right kind of bread. Popular choices for type of garlic bread used are 1 6-ounce loaf of Italian bread or French bread. You can also opt for baguettes if you are planning to make garlic bread with cheese or tomato toppings.
- The Garlic
One thing that should be kept in mind while selecting the garlic is that it should be rich and should be having a nut flavor. Make sure that you roast garlic first which makes the garlic much milder. This mild garlic will not be too strong during the mincing process. On an approximation round about eight cloves of garlic should be used for a loaf of bread weighing around a pound.
- The Butter
Though some people use olive oil but using butter with for your garlic bread is more popular choice. Either spread out the butter evenly on the bread or make a mixture or paste of butter and garlic. About one and a half cup of butter would be required for a pound of bread.
- The Parsley
1/2 cup freshly chopped Italian flat-leaf Parsley.
- The Topping
Though the basic garlic bread has toppings only of garlic, butter and with some touch of parmesan cheese but you can experiment with other things too. You can try out spinach, tomatoes, and different spreads to find some wonderful results.
When deciding on a temperature, we are looking for something that would take the outer layer of bread crusty so that it some crunchiness to it while the inside of the bread should remain soft. Overheating the bread at high temperature would make the complete bread dry. A temperature around 360-380 degrees for a period of 10 to 12 minutes is best suited. This way you will get a crunch on the top of your bread and the inner section will remain chewy and warm.
Steps To Prepare Garlic Bread
The following steps given would assist you in making your own garlic bread in no time at all.
Step 1 : Heat you oven anywhere up to 360-380 degrees.
Step 2 : Put the complete stick of butter into a bowl.
Step 3 : Take the roasted garlic ad crush it. After crushing it to minute pieces add it to the bowl with butter.
Step 4 : Add salt, pepper and oregano to your taste. You can also add some parsley if you want. Mix all the ingredient thoroughly.
Step 5 : Take the bread loaf and with using a sharp knife make proper slices in it.
Step 6 : Take the mixture of garlic, butter and other ingredients and with the help of knife spread it out evenly between all the slices as well as on the top of the bread.
Step 7 : Wrap the bread in a foil and introduce it in the pre-heated oven for about 15-20 minutes.
If done properly you should be having delectable garlic bread with crispy edges and a soft & warm center. Share it and the recipe with your friends and family.