Cheesy Garlic Basil Bread

Cheesy Garlic Basil Bread

I grew up eating garlic bread that was made with a dash of garlic powder and a whole lot of margarine. Imagine my delight when I discovered real garlic, garlic bread. I wanted to have it with every meal!

This version prepared with fresh basil and Parmesan is delicious served with homegrown tomatoes in summer or as an accompaniment to a bowl of hot soup in winter.

Ingredients

Instructions

Run the garlic through a garlic press. If you don't have a garlic press, mash it with the back of a wooden spoon and mince.

Combine the garlic, butter and basil in a bowl.

Cut the bread in half lengthwise.

Spread the butter over each half of the bread.

Place on a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Return the bread to the oven and broil for 2 or 3 minutes until the cheese has melted and the edges of the bread are toasted.

Notes

You can use a French baguette instead of italian bread, if you prefer.

Time to prepare: 20 minutes.

Serves 8-10.

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