In my first post, I told you about my favorite go-to dish: lemon spaghetti. What better to go along with my pasta–or anything else for that matter–but a piece of homemade garlic bread. So, for today’s Tidbit, we are talking from-scratch garlic bread that you can easily make yourself. In fact, after you have prepped all of your ingredients, you can have it ready in 10 minutes or less–including toasting time! Don’t bother with the frozen stuff; in the time it would take you to bake a piece of frozen bread, you could already be eating your own fresh homemade version!
This buttery piece of garlic deliciousness can be made with just about any bread you have on hand. My preferred bread of choice would be a white one: sourdough, Italian, French, old-fashioned white, English Muffin, or Cuban. The heartiness of whole grain bread can sometimes detract from the delicate flavors of this garlic butter—now don’t get me wrong; it will still be good, just not as great. 10-MINUTE GARLIC BREAD
A note to those with little time to spare: If you don’t have ten minutes, sprinkling garlic salt onto a buttered piece of bread and toasting it does make garlic bread. But, if you can spare the few extra minutes, you can take your bread to a whole other level. Trust me, it’s totally worth it.
2 Tablespoons butter or vegan buttery spread, softened
1 large clove garlic, crushed with a garlic press or minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried parsley
4 slices of bread of choice
Mix the first four ingredients into a small bowl. Using a small spatula or a knife, work the ingredients together until mixed well. Spread an equal amount on all pieces of bread. Toast 4-5 minutes until bread turns golden brown and you can smell the garlic.