Friday, February 22, 2013

Best Garlic Bread

 I feel like February has stolen my mojo. Sewing has been slow. Baking has been almost non-existent. Almost. But I'm trying to feel productive while I keep my sick kiddo company on the couch so I have a few recipes to post that I have actually made this month. So this is one of my go-to comfort foods - garlic bread. You heat up a mixture of butter, olive oil, garlic and spices - you want the spices to kind of steep in the warm butter/oil mixture. You can do this in the microwave or on the stove.
 Brush the butter/oil mixture over your bread and if it's cheese bread that much better.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese - I used the 6-cheese Italian Blend with some extra Parmesan thrown in for good measure. 
Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (or until golden brown and delicious). This is excellent with a bowl of pasta, a salad and glass of wine or for breakfast ;-)

Best Garlic Bread
In a microwave safe bowl or a small saucepan heat 4T butter and 2T olive oil until butter is melted and mixture is warm. Remove from heat and add:
3 cloves minced garlic (I used 1 1/2tsp freeze dried minced)
1/2 tsp each thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes and kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Stir to mix and let sit for 5-10 minutes to blend flavors. Brush on bread, top with cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until as brown and bubbly as you like.


You can store and leftover butter mixture in the fridge for a couple of days. I've also just gone ahead and mixed the shredded cheese in the leftover butter mixture and stored it all together in the fridge. Just spoon butter and cheese mixture on bread and toast same temp/time.

Back tomorrow with some easy and delicious chocolate muffins. Hope February is treating you better than it is us!

2 comments:

  1. I missed the "or" in 'and a glass of wine or for breakfast'! My first thought was, this woman knows hoe
    W to do breakfast! Lol

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