This recipe is ideal as an accompaniment to a variety of dishes; it is a garlic bread made from a baguette with cuts that are filled with butter, garlic, cheese (in this case, parmesan), and parsley. There are some variations that use olive oil and garlic powder. Its preparation is extremely simple, yielding a rich and crispy bread ideal for accompanying grilled meats or fish, as a base for spreading homemade pate, or as a recipe for tapas with friend.
Although you can start with an industrial bread for this elaboration, I recommend that you take the extra time to make your own homemade bread at home. Our baguettes with sourdough, which we also offer in a version made from a natural ferment, are best suited to this recipe. For those who are unaware, industrial bread is extremely harmful to our bodies. You can learn more about it in our article, the dangers of industrial bread.
This basic garlic bread recipe is a traditional recipe, based on the mixture of butter and garlic. Over the years ingredients have been added, and extraordinary derived recipes have been created. Dare to throw some different ingredient such as minced meat, or cheese, spicy chillies, philadelphia cream with spinach.
- Baguette - 1 unit
- Garlic - 2 teeth
- Butter - 3 tablespoons
- Basil or fresh parsley (to taste)
- Parmessan cheese (two tablespoons)
- The first step in our preparation will be to cut the baguette bread. In order to keep the baguette from falling apart, we will make incisions that cross from side to side (across) it. We want to bake it all at once.
- Then we'll make the "sauce" that we'll spread all over the baguette and inside the cuts we've made. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, finely chopped garlic cloves, chopped fresh parsley, and Parmesan cheese (take it out about 10 minutes before the refrigerator). Using a rod or spoon, thoroughly combine the ingredients.
- Turn on the oven and preheat for 10 minutes to 180 º. Meanwhile, using a brush, we brush all over the baguette, paying special attention to the previous cuts.
- Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes before serving.
- If you want a garlic butter with a milder flavor, remove the embryo from the garlic by cutting it longitudinally in half and removing a type of stem found in the center. Regardless, despite the fact that we used three cloves of garlic in this recipe, the end result is a bread with a pleasant and mild flavor that is not at all spicy.
- Personally, I like to find pieces of garlic and parsley when eating this bread, but if that isn't your thing, you can process the butter, with parsley and garlic, using an electric mixer, to get a cream with a slight green tone and a uniform and smooth texture.
- We can use margarine or olive oil instead of butter.
- If we want to add a special touch, I recommend putting a little cheese (special to melt) in each of the cuts we've practiced.
Amount Per ServingCalories 328Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 30mgSodium 748mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 11g