Garlic-Butter Bread for Soups or Barbecues

"An old favourite, and let's not complicate it! No added herbs are necessary. You buy the bread, and the rest takes a few minutes. Always popular, so two loaves are better than one!"
Garlic-Butter Bread for Soups or Barbecues created by Baby Kato
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  • 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.
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  1. mama smurf
    Made for Spring PAC 2014 and what a winner. I used store bought french bread, and I did add about 5 gloves of garlic....I don't think I have ever used olive oil in the garlic butter recipes I have made but this is tops! Thank you for posting. Will be using this again. Served with recipe#452986#452986.
  2. Baby Kato
    Garlic-Butter Bread for Soups or Barbecues Created by Baby Kato
  3. Baby Kato
    Garlic-Butter Bread for Soups or Barbecues Created by Baby Kato
  4. Baby Kato
    What a wonderful garlic bread this recipe makes Zurie. We loved it, a big bold buttery, salty garlic flavor, that was out of this world. Quick and super easy to make with terrific results. I made a half a recipe, next time I will make a whole recipe and freeze the rest. It was simply delicious served with recipe #463094 #463094. My dh said to give you 5*'s for the best garlic bread he has eaten in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing this treat.
  5. Becky in Wisconsin
    I had a way of doing my garlic breads, but it is now replaced with this recipe. I would sit down and eat just garlic bread for supper if I could. But, that is a no-no. Unfortunately! This recipe comes together fast, and who doesn't like that. Thank you Zurie for this wonderful recipe!

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