Pre-Bruschetta Garlic Bread

Total Time
23mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

Old-fashioned garlic bread (with a twist) that is baked in the oven. From "It's All American Food" by David Rosengarten.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1 cup fruity olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons chopped garlic (about 16 large cloves)

Directions

  1. Cut bread on a slight diagonal into 12 slices that are each about 1 inch thick; ideally, the slices should be about 3 inches wide.
  2. Place slices on a baking pan. Break surface of each slice with the tip of a spoon in a few spots.
  3. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over each slice.
  4. Top each slice with a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the garlic.
  5. Drizzle 2 teaspoons more of the olive oil eveny over each slice.
  6. Let bread rest, covered, for 1 to 2 hours.
  7. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  8. When oven is hot, place baking pan in oven, uncovered.
  9. Let bread heat until it is warmed through and crunchy around the edges, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  10. If you like the bread to be browned on top, pass it for a moment under a hot broiler.
  11. Serve immediately. Note: Prep time does not include rest time.

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