Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Garlic Bread

Recipe from Martha Stewart
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
Serves 6-8 depending on the size of the baguette

This bread is dangerous for me because I really could eat the whole baguette myself, it’s that good.  And it’s so simple to make.  Be sure to use a good quality baguette.  Serve it along with any pasta dish or soup or stew for a great meal, good enough for company. Here are a few recipes that will go great with this bread:  Red,White, and Green Stuffed Pasta Shells AND Easy Whole-WheatMacaroni Casserole AND PastaPuttanesca AND Spicy CheeseManicotti AND Roasted Chicken andButternut Squash Soup

1 loaf good quality baguette
Olive oil
Fresh garlic cloves, peeled
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper

Since this is so quick to make, be sure to have your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you begin. Cut the baguette into thick slices. (This can be done a few hours in advance. Place the slices in a bag and seal until ready to proceed.) Lay them on a cookie sheet.  Using a pastry brush, brush the tops with olive oil.  Broil until golden brown. (Watch carefully so that they don’t burn.  It will only take about a minute.) Remove the cookie sheet from the broiler.  Rub the garlic clove(s) over the browned tops.  Flip each slice over.  Brush with the olive oil.  Broil until golden brown.  Rub the garlic clove(s) over the newly browned tops.  Sprinkle each slice with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  Serve immediately.

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