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Herbed Garlic Bread

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Herbed Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is a beloved side dish that perfectly complements a wide range of meals, from hearty pasta dishes to savory soups. However, by infusing it with fragrant herbs and spices, you can elevate this humble staple into a culinary masterpiece.

Herbed garlic bread combines the rich, comforting flavors of garlic and butter with the freshness of various herbs, resulting in a delectable treat that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. We’ll explore the recipe for making herbed garlic bread from scratch, along with tips, FAQs, and reviews from those who have tried and loved it.

Herbed garlic bread is a simple yet satisfying dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving it alongside a family dinner or bringing it to a potluck, you can’t go wrong with this flavorful twist on a classic favorite. Enjoy!

Questions I often get asked about this recipe:

Can I use margarine instead of butter?
While you can use margarine as a substitute for butter, keep in mind that it may alter the flavor and texture of the garlic bread.

Can I make herbed garlic bread ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the herbed butter mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Simply spread it on the bread and bake as directed when you’re ready to serve.

Can I freeze herbed garlic bread?
Yes, you can freeze herbed garlic bread for later enjoyment. Wrap the cooled bread tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, then place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. To reheat, thaw the bread in the refrigerator overnight, then bake in a preheated oven until warmed through.

What you need to make Herbed Garlic Bread:

Ingredients:

1 loaf of French bread or Italian bread

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

How to make it:

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, chopped basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper until well combined.

Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise, creating two large pieces.

Spread the herbed butter mixture evenly over the cut sides of the bread.

If desired, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the buttered bread.

Place the bread halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and the edges are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing.

Slice the herbed garlic bread into individual servings and serve warm.

Tips:

Use Fresh Herbs:
Fresh herbs will impart the best flavor to your garlic bread. If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, you can use dried herbs, but adjust the quantities accordingly.

Adjust Seasonings to Taste:
Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper according to your personal preferences. Taste the butter mixture before spreading it on the bread to ensure it’s seasoned to your liking.

Customize with Cheese:
While Parmesan cheese adds a delicious savory flavor to the garlic bread, you can experiment with other types of cheese as well. Try mozzarella, cheddar, or a blend of your favorite cheeses for a different twist.

Don’t Overbake:
Keep an eye on the garlic bread while it’s in the oven to prevent it from becoming too crispy. The bread should be toasted and golden brown, but still soft and slightly chewy on the inside.

Latest Reviews:

Herbed Garlic Bread

Emma: “This herbed garlic bread is absolutely divine! The combination of fresh herbs and garlic makes it so flavorful. It’s now a must-have whenever I make pasta.”

Stuart: “I’ve made this garlic bread multiple times, and it’s always a hit with my family. The herbs really take it to the next level. I sometimes add a bit of extra garlic for even more flavor.”

Nick: “I’m not usually a fan of garlic bread, but this herbed version won me over. The herbs balance out the garlic perfectly, and it’s so easy to make.”

Laura: “As a garlic bread aficionado, I have to say this recipe is top-notch. The buttery, garlicky goodness combined with the freshness of the herbs is simply irresistible.”

Printable Recipe:

Herbed Garlic Bread

Herbed Garlic Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread or Italian bread
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, chopped basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise, creating two large pieces.
  4. Spread the herbed butter mixture evenly over the cut sides of the bread.
  5. If desired, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the buttered bread.
  6. Place the bread halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and the edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing.
  9. Slice the herbed garlic bread into individual servings and serve warm.

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