Garlic Bread Laura Vitale Laura Kitchen
What’s not to like? Cheesy Garlic Bread and oh let’s see…OH YEAH, a great glass of Red. Perfect when company comes as a wonderful appetizer or accompaniment to a heartwarming Italian dinner party.
Garlic bread consists of bread topped with garlic and olive oil or butter. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted, or baked in an oven.
It is typically made using a baguette which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece. The bread is then stuffed through the cuts with oil and minced garlic before baking. Alternatively, butter and garlic powder are used, or the bread is cut lengthwise into separate slices which are individually garnished.
Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, cheddar or feta. Some restaurants use clarified butter in place of olive oil.