Easy garlic bread to go with your pizza…
I don’t want to keep repeating it, but then I am going through a rut, whether it is with cooking or with blogging. I participate in the Blogging Marathon so that I can keep my hunt on and be active. I always wonder how I used to cook so much before and even post them, despite working, but now I feel like my interest in cooking has tapered. It has a lot to do with the difficulty of getting my kids to love the food. Anyway, I am sincerely hoping they will get better with age, hehe… This week, for the Blogging Marathon #131, I chose the theme “All Buttered Up”. The theme basically meant that we had to post recipes that used a decent amount of butter. I thought it would be easy, but if you really look into it, majority of recipes that use butter a lot are baking recipes and sweet. I really didn’t want to do too much sweet for this – of course, there is a cake recipe coming up at the end which will be from my drafts. 😀 I really struggled to put together the posts for this theme, especially the next one. Anyway, I think I will just dive into it.
Garlic Bread – sometimes I think, why don’t I have it on my blog? My girls love garlic bread. It is always the first starter they need with their pizza. I always knew it was very easy to make at home, but somehow with how pampered we are here, so much that you get slathered frozen ciabatta that you just need to stick into the oven for a few minutes to get done, I never tried to make it. For the sake of the blog, finally I pulled up a baguette and bought some parmesan last week, and made it as side for the frozen pizza dinner I had planned. OK, if you are thinking, “Wait a minute, frozen pizza?”, yes, I am sure many bloggers would agree that sometimes you just want to get done with cooking. Hehe… Garlic bread has very limited ingredients, making it a really easy recipe. All you need is softened butter, garlic, some basic spices and parmesan for the cheesy bite. It is not necessary it needs to be made on a baguette. You can use your regular bread and making them into sticks, just baking enough to not make it rock like.
I have made it double garlicky with freshly grated garlic as well as garlic powder, but if you feel that it would be overpowering, please feel free to skip the garlic powder. Also, if you feel that the garlic may not be well cooked when baked, you can place the garlic in your microwave for around 4 minutes to soften it, and then mash it into the butter. You can use mozzarella instead of parmesan, though I personally prefer the latter. So basically you can play around the recipe to make it your own. Off to the recipe…
Easy Garlic Bread
- 1 large baguette bread
- 100 gm butter softened
- 4 cloves garlic grated
- 1 tsp garlic powder refer notes
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 100 gm grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Keep a baking tray ready with aluminuim foil.
- Cut the baguette into four peices, Layer on the prepared tray.
- Mix together ingredients from butter to salt in a bowl. Slather generously on all the four slice.
- Bake for 7 minutes.
- Take out and sprinkle the parmesan equally on all the slices. Bake for another 5 minutes or till melted.
- Serve hot as side to salad, soup and any dish of choice.