Garlic bread is a soft, spongy and with the crunchiest garlic butter. One of the favourite ways to eat this is simply with a massive green salad for lunch, but of course the great thing about garlic bread is that it can be a side for many things – chilli, pasta, soup, part of a picnic – you name it.
The perfect side dish for Italian-American dishes like lasagna and spaghetti, garlic bread is buttery, with plenty of fresh garlic flavor.
Garlic bread consists of bread usually a baguette or sour dough like a ciabatta, topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, such as oregano or chives. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted or baked in a conventional or bread oven.
It is typically made using a French baguette, or sometimes a sourdough like ciabatta which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece.
The bread is 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.
If you’ve made classic homemade garlic bread and are ready to branch out, there are several tasty variations: