Everyone knows how to make garlic bread, right? Butter, garlic powder/salt on bread - a no brainer - and it's just fine that way. But what if there's a better, more delicious way to enjoy garlic bread?!? A better, more delicious way without it being smothered in cheese? Is that possible you ask? Why yes! Yes it is!
Since I was expecting a tribe of wild girls for dinner, I doubled the recipe and made two large loaves of garlic bread. The girls were coming to make Gnocchi (recipe up soon) and they each rolled their own, then cooked and ate it with a couple of slices of garlic bread to sop up the sauce...I do believe everyone left happy!
The butter is mixed with parsley flakes, oregano, garlic salt, Parmesan cheese and the secret ingredient...DILL WEED!! You won't believe what a difference one little dried herb makes! This garlic bread tastes fresher, perkier, and there's just enough dill to waken up your senses without sending them into hyperdrive.
The hardest thing about making garlic bread is not burning it! I put 3 girls in charge of it - told them their only job was to make sure it didn't burn - and I set TWO timers. The first timer went off...then the second...and all three girls were busy talking and laughing and didn't hear either one! I interrupted them and asked what the binging noise was, then they jumped into action! Luckily, the bread didn't burn - in fact, it was perfect!
Add this to your repertoire - you'll impress family and friends and you'll probably have them asking for the recipe - which is what I did the first time I tasted it! (I first had this garlic bread last Christmas when Joni brought it to my house. I promised you the recipe back in December and then promptly forgot! My deepest apologies for making you wait so long!)
Garlic Bread - From Joni Flaker
1/2 cup butter. softened to room temperature (do not melt)
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 loaf of French bread, sliced in half lengthwise
In a small bowl combine parsley flakes, oregano, dill weed, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. Add butter and mix well to combine. Spread generously over both sides of French bread. Put in oven under broiler for about 2 to 3 minutes, watching carefully so it doesn't burn. Makes enough for one loaf of bread.