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 into separate slices which are individually garnished. Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, Cheddar or feta. Some use clarified butter in place of olive oil.
I always wanted to make garlic bread at home for my kids. I had tried various methods but finally settled down for this very simple and easy one. Try it your family will love it.
1 stick of Long French Bread
2 cloves of garlic grated fine
1/4 cup mozeralla cheese
2 tablespoon of cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp of dried oregano, basil or any Italian seasoning (I used oregano)
2-3 tablespoons of Butter
Salt to taste
Cut the French bread on a slant
Apply butter on one side of the bread
Place the side with butter facing down on the baking dish lined with either foil or baking paper
Heat a pan, add 1 tablespoon of butter, add the garlic immediately (do not let the butter or garlic burn or turn brown).
Once the raw smell disappears, turn off the gas.
Mix Mozarella and Cheddar cheese together, add the butter garlic mixture. Gently mix the mixture and spread on the sliced bread.
Drizzle some olive oil on the bread slices and sprinkle some Italian herbs.
Bake till the cheese melts and is slightly brown.