Sounds difficult, but once you get the hang of it, it's actually quite easy. This bread dresses up Italian meals, and it disappears fast! Make two loaves for company!
- Ready In:
- 1 loaf Italian bread or 1 loaf French bread, unsliced
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 garlic clove, smashed (add another if desired)
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Slice loaf, LEAVING CRUST INTACT, into slices.
- It is important NOT to slice through the bottom.
- Set aside.
- Mix butter with other ingredients.
- Allow to sit on counter a while, so flavors travel all through the butter.
- Take a length of foil, and place loaf lengthwise on the foil.
- Very gently, spread slices apart, being careful not to break bottom, and spread with butter mixture.
- When all slices are spread, use any leftover butter to spread the top of the loaf.
- Wrap sides of foil up.
- Leave top UNCOVERED.
- Twist ends of foil.
- Bake on tray for about 20-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
- This is great with spaghetti or lasagna.
- When baking lasagna, just put it in with the lasagna for the last half hour of baking time.
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Excellent recipe. I made as directed, adding a couple extra cloves of garlic for more intense flavor. Then, I sliced the bread down the middle and slathered the whole loaf with the butter mixture instead of putting it on individual slices. Then, I closed it up and baked as directed. We all loved it.