Total Time
48hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 48 hrs

The most decadent take on garlic bread I've ever come across. Appeared in Gourmet, December 1998 A recipe from Callahan's Cafe Zelda, Newport RI


  1. Garlic Oil:.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Wrap garlic head in foil and roast in middle of oven until tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Carefully unwrap garlic and cool.
  5. Horizontally halve garlic head and arrange, cut sides down, in a small bowl with oil.
  6. Let mixture stand, covered and chilled, 2 to 3 days to infuse oil with garlic flavor.
  7. Preheat broiler.
  8. In a saucepan boil cream, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  9. Add Gorgonzola and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts and sauce is smooth.
  10. Remove pan from heat and keep sauce warm, covered.
  11. Horizontally halve baguette and arrange, cut sides up, on a baking sheet.
  12. Broil bread 2 to 3 inches from heat until golden. (If crust is soft, you may broil crust side of baguette as well.)
  13. Brush cut sides of baguette with garlic oil and season with salt.
  14. Cut baguette crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices.
  15. Pour warm Gorgonzola sauce onto center of a large plate and arrange roasted garlic bread slices around sauce.


Most Helpful

Love garlic AND blue cheese and, well, let's just say that a first date after one bite would be a very bad idea, indeed.

gailanng April 11, 2013

Wow! Is this rich! I could have made a meal out of this, it was that good. Good quality bread is essential, though. I used a sesame-seeded Italian bastone fresh from the baker. Before dipping the bread in the gorgonzola sauce, I tasted it and the garlic-flavored oil really shines through. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing this first-class recipe. Made for Fall PAC 2012.

JackieOhNo! October 09, 2012

Simply blew us all away. Absolutely fabulous!!

highcotton September 26, 2012

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