Garlic-Butter Bread for Soups or Barbecues

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 10mins


  • 1
    Italian bread, long and fat
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 14
    cup virgin olive oil
  • 3 -4
    garlic cloves (strong-smelling, or use more than stated)
  • 2
    tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • seasoning salt (to taste) (optional)


  • Heat oven to 325 deg F/160 deg Celsius.
  • Slice the bread neatly into generous slices, but DO NOT SLICE THROUGH.
  • Mix well together in a bowl: the butter, olive oil (use a fruity one), finely chopped and crushed garlic, and parsley.
  • Add a good pinch seasoned salt, if you want to. It's not necessary and can be left out.
  • Without breaking the bottom crust, spread the butter mixture on the slices.
  • (Depending on size of bread you might have to use more butter-olive oil-garlic-parsley).
  • Push the bread together into its original shape, and wrap it securely in foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, but long enough for the garlic butter to melt and penetrate.
  • Open the foil, turn off the oven, and let the top of the bread crisp a little.
  • Serve with grilled meats or with a hearty chowder-type soup. Can also be served with a salad for lunch.