Do you love garlic like Kel loves orange soda?! Then this Very Garlicky Garlic Bread recipe is for you! This recipe uses an already baked or store-bought loaf of bread, so it’s much less involved than my previous garlic bread recipe: Garlic Poppyseed Rolls. You can watch me make this on Instagram if you missed it earlier this week.
Very Garlicky Garlic Bread Ingredients
Feel free to jump to the full recipe, but here are valuable notes about the ingredients you will need to make this Very Garlicky Garlic Bread recipe:
- Bread: My bread of choice -and what you see pictured in this post – is this Asiago Parmesan Bread from a local bakery called La Farm Bakery. It’s a really yummy sourdough with large chunks of asiago and parmesan cheese marbled throughout. You’ll want to use an Italian or French loaf for this Very Garlicky Garlic Bread: something airy on the inside, crusty on the outside.
- Salted butter: You can use unsalted butter if you like, but you’ll need to add more salt. If you use unsalted butter I would suggest swapping Kosher salt for fine sea salt so it incorporates better.
- Garlic, granulated garlic, garlic pepper: It’s called Very Garlicky Garlic Bread for a reason! You’ll want to mince hella garlic – like almost a whole head of it. We heighten the flavor by adding granulated garlic – garlic powder is a fine substitute – and then finish it by adding garlic pepper. If you don’t have garlic pepper check the note below the recipe for instructions on substituting.
- Flat leaf parsley: It’s mostly for aesthetics, but adds a lift of bright herbaceousness.
- Kosher salt, cracked black pepper: Kosher salt is optional if you’re using salted butter. Cracked black pepper is for a bit of zip and texture.
How to Make Very Garlicky Garlic Bread
Full instructions are included in the recipe below, but here is a basic overview of what you’ll need to do, along with some important tidbits to help you make the most of this Very Garlicky Garlic Bread recipe:
- Prepare the bread. Slice your loaf of bread lengthwise down the middle. Place the two halves on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner or aluminum foil. Set it aside and preheat the oven to 450°F. Make sure an oven rack is in the top half of the oven.
- Make the butter. Place your softened butter in a small bowl and use a spatula or wooden spoon to fold all of the remaining listed ingredients – except the salt – into the butter. Make sure all ingredients are completely incorporated into the butter, then give it a taste. Add the salt if you think it needs it.
- Butter the bread. Slather a generous amount of garlic butter over each half of the bread. Don’t make the layer too thick – the butter will burn and the bread will become greasy – and make sure it’s even across the surface.
- Bake and broil. Pop the Very Garlicky Garlic Bread into the oven and let bake for 7-10 minutes. Keep an eye on it, so we don’t over-brown or burn things. Once the butter has melted and seeped into the bread and is bubbling at the edges, switch the oven to the broiler. Broil the Very Garlicky Garlic Bread on high for just a couple of minutes, until the edges are deeply browned. Remove from the oven and as soon as it’s cooled enough to handle go ahead and slice it with a serrated knife and serve. The fresher the better in this case. Dassit!
Very Garlicky Garlic Bread Variations
You can make endless variations with this Very Garlicky Garlic Bread recipe, so please feel free to customize yours to taste! For example, you could…
- Roasted Garlic: Instead of fresh garlic, mince an equal amount of roasted garlic into a paste. The garlic flavor will be milder, and sweeter. If you can find roasted garlic granules or powder, swap that out too.
- Herbaceous Garlic: Add a tablespoon each of minced oregano, chives, and basil to the butter.
- Cheesy Garlic: Add half a cup of finely grated parmesan or shredded mozzarella to the butter.
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