Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread
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Toasted Garlic Bread is a must with your classic Pasta dishes. An Italian or French loaf brushed with a Homemade Garlic Butter that really packs a Buttery Garlic infused flavor.

It’s got all the aesthetics with its bright and vibrant colors. Red tones from the Aleppo Pepper, Shades of Greens from Parsley, Chives, Dillweed and a yellow color from the Butter and Butter popcorn seasoning with bits of Onion & Garlic.

Restaurant Garlic Spread

Most restaurants here on the East Coast of Canada use the same Garlic Spread. Purchased from Saputo’s or a local Cash & Carry. It comes in a Green & White Bucket.

Parkay Garlic Spread

Parkay Garlic Spread Ingredients

Partially Hydrogenated soya Oil, Modified Milk Ingredients, Salt, Dehydrated Garlic powder, Dehydrated Parsley, Vegetable Monoglycerides and Diglycerides, Soya Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Garlic oil, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Beta Carotene, BHA-BHT.

Type of Bread for Garlic Bread

The Italian or French Loaf is the go to Bread. Many restaurants serve the thick sliced bread kinds (Texas Toast). Other kinds can include Artisan or Baguette loaves.

Garlic Butter

The best Garlic Butter for Garlic Bread is a mix of Aioli & Butter with Butter Popcorn Seasoning.

The Aioli technique is a bit time consuming. With the store bought Aioli this is extremely easy to put together. Just mix the below together and let rest 10 minutes or so in order to allow the rehydration of the Onion & Garlic Flakes.

  • 1/2 C Aioli
  • 1/2 C Softened Butter
  • 1 tsp Parsley, Chives, Dehydrated Onion & Garlic Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Butter popcorn seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Dillweed & Aleppo Chili Flakes

Adjust the ratio of Aioli to Butter to control the Garlic Kick.

  • Light; use a ratio of 2:1 Butter to Aioli
  • Standard; use a ratio of 1:1 Aioli & Butter
  • Strong; use a ratio of 2:1 Aioli to Butter
Garlic Butter
Garlic Butter

How to Prepare Garlic Bread

Prepare the Garlic Butter and give it some time to rehydrate the Onion & Garlic Flakes.

Slice a loaf of Italian or French Bread or other kinds in half and slather on the Garlic Butter. This can go straight to cooking or placed back in the bag to cook later.

Garlic Bread Spread
Garlic Bread Spread

After the Bread has been toasted to your liking, slice the bread into serving size and present at the table.

Tray of Garlic Bread Pieces
Tray of Garlic Bread Pieces

How to cook Garlic Bread

Oven Garlic Bread

Preheat the oven to 450 F. Place the loaf on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes. Optionally place the oven on broil the last minute for browning the top.

Oven Baked Garlic Bread
Oven Baked Garlic Bread

Optionally wrap in tin foil to bake for 5 minutes then unwrap to bake or broil further and crisp up the bread to your liking. Wrapping in tinfoil will hold the moisture in and creates a softer texture initially that then gets toasted up. This method offers more chew to the bread.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Slice the Bread loaf in half in order to fit it into the Air Fryer and Cook for 5 minutes or until crisp to your liking at 400 F.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Air Fryer Garlic Bread

How to Freeze Garlic Bread

Make a bunch of Garlic Loaves and freeze. Slather some Garlic Butter on and wrap in tinfoil, then in a plastic bag to freeze. Whenever you need some, pop it in the oven at 450 F still wrapped in tinfoil. Bake frozen loaves for about 10 minutes or until softened before unwrapping and toasting to your liking.

Garlic Bread with Cheese

Add Cheese! Sprinkle some cheese on and bake. For a more chewy just melted cheese topping, sprinkle the cheese on during the last stage of cooking and then place the oven on broil to melt the cheese just until brown spots form.

Use a High Moisture Mozzarella Cheese with Provolone at a ratio of 3:1. The Provolone adds additional flavor and really exaggerate the cheesy stretch. A bit of Cheddar Cheese or Parmesan & Romano Cheese is really good too.

Saputos Mozzarella Cheese
Saputos Mozzarella Cheese
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Garlic Bread

Italian or French Bread slathered with Phenomenal Garlic Spread and Toasted in the oven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: French Garlic Bread, Garlic Bread, Garlic Bread Loaf, Garlic Bread Slices, Italian Garlic Bread
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: JAH

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Tray

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare the Garlic Butter. Set it aside until the oven is preheated to 450 F with the rack in middle position.
  • Place the Italian or French Bread on a baking tray and slice in half lengthwise. Slather the Garlic Butter on really good.
  • Place into the oven open faced for about 5 minutes or until crisp to your liking. Optionally broil the top for more color during the last minute.
    Remove and slice into serving size.

Notes

For a Softer & Chewy Bread, wrap in tinfoil and bake 5 minutes for Fresh and 10 minutes or until softened for Frozen. Unwrap and and flip so that they are facing up and continue to Bake or Broil until crisp to your liking.
Bread Slices can also be brushed with Garlic Butter and toasted in the oven.
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