Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is one of those things almost everyone knows how to make. Below you will find my favorite garlic bread recipe. This bread is the perfect side to the cheesy Spinach Lasagna Rolls we enjoyed for my mom's birthday. I like my garlic bread a little on the soft side but if you prefer a more crunchy bread, open the loaf and place under the broiler until toasted.

Garlic Bread
recipe adapted from Ina Garten

4 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 loaf ciabatta bread
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and process until the garlic is finely minced.

Heat the olive oil in a medium sauté pan, add the garlic mixture and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat.

Slice the ciabatta bread in half horizontally, and spread 1 tablespoon of butter on each half. Spread the garlic- herb mixture evenly on top of the butter, and put the halves together. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil.

Place the bread in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Open the foil, and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes.