Nothing beats fresh garlic bread right out of the oven, Dears. But sometimes we spend too much time gossiping at the beauty parlor and time gets away from us. Make these up ahead of time and have a handy cache of these ready for those days when your hair looks great, your nails are polished, and you must get straight to the phone to spread the juicy gossip you just heard.
- Buy a loaf of fresh french bread. You know- the kind that is piping hot everyday at your grocery baker at 4 O'clock every afternoon. Let cool and slice on the diagonal about 1 1/2 inches thick. Try to make clean, straight slices. You want at least one side to have as flat of a side as possible. You should have eight slices.
- Spread each slice on each side generously with butter. About 1/2 tablespoon butter per side.
- Sprinkle each side with garlic powder to your taste. Stack buttered slices together in stacks of two or four, depending on the size of your family unit. Wrap in heavy foil and freeze.
- When time to prepare- preheat a cookie sheet and oven to 425.
- Take bread out of the freezer at the last moment and separate slices. You may at this time sprinkle on top some dried parsley, or oregano, or cheese or whatever strikes your fancy on this particular day if you wish.
- Open oven door carefully and place the flattest side of each piece on preheated cookie sheet. Be careful not to set yourself on fire. Aqua Net hair spray is terribly flammable.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes and enjoy. The flat side will be toasted and the top side will be moist and buttery.
- NOTE: I suppose day old French bread would slice easier and cleaner and taste just as well. I just have never tried it and always do it this way.
We had leftover rolls from a party and I hate to throw them out - and freezing them to use for sandwiches later doesn't always work well. So, I searched on Zaar and found this recipe. I made it last night and spread the garlic butter on the rolls and wrapped them up to in foil (and froze some extra for later). My son came home an hour later and asked what smelled so good. Before they were even frozen, he had one in the toaster oven and proclaimed it delicious (I had a bite and agree!) Thank you!
I followed Wildflour's lead and just sliced the bread in half. I melted my butter and garlic together then used a pastry brush to brush on the butter. Works great! Also I added a dash or two of salt in with the butter. Went great with my supper #39900! Thanks Scrubbie!
Same way I've been makin mine, too! Easy-peasy and can't be beat!!! I took the easy road this time, though, and sliced it right though horizontally, slathered it with the garlic butter and some pre-grated asiago, parmesan and romano cheeses...gotta LOVE those little containers of the pre-grated!!!), and tossed it in the oven QUICK! (I had 3 things going on the stove, so had to hurry!!) What's a good Italian meal without good garlic bread??? One of the best parts of it! ;) :) Made for the ZWT4 Thanks Potsie! :)