Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Classic Garlic Bread

For me, the best part of a spaghetti dinner is the garlic bread, warm and buttery, best when dipped in a rich marinara sauce. We are going to do this the easiest, quickest way so you have plenty of time to enjoy it with your family and friends.
 Start with a loaf of French or Italian bread from the bakery.
1 stick butter, only the real thing will do
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
dash salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano/basil blend, or Italian seasoning
Put one stick of butter into a small bowl to soften.
I know this looks like 2 sticks, just ignore the second one, I was making enough for 2 loaves of bread.
Now add the garlic, salt, and seasoning.
Mix this until combined.
Slice the loaf of bread in about 1 inch slices.
Spread garlic butter on each piece and lay butter side up on a sheet pan.
Preheat broiler to high.
Put pan full of buttery bread into oven. Don't leave, this is not the time to answer the phone. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until it just begins to brown on the edges. This is when the garlic becomes so fragrant you wouldn't want to miss it anyway. If you are alone in the kitchen you may enjoy one before calling everyone to dinner. If a small child comes in and catches you simply break a piece in half and hand it to him with a "shh" and a wink and you will have a friend for life.

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