Ever since man stepped foot on earth he has been hungry for food. Food is necessary for a functioning of the body. Food is to body like fuel is to a car. The body can’t function without it. In the old days people used to gather food by hunting or agriculture.
Unlike prehistoric times food isn’t eaten raw. Food is prepared by different methods and seasoned with spices and herbs to give a unique taste to every type of food. Over the years many recipes have been created and improvised by the use of different things.
Every country brings their own culture into their food. But there are some similarities in all the different types of food. For example garlic bread is an appetizer that is served with many different types of food dishes across the world. Garlic bread and Italian food are a match made in heaven for the food lovers.
Making garlic bread is one of the easiest things to do. It can easily be bought from the market, all you need to do is warm it up and it is ready to serve or you can make it from scratch. The scent of garlic bread never fails to excite all the taste buds in the mouth.
Plain garlic bread is made of bread that is topped with garlic, olive oil or butter. Garlic bread can be made in three ways:
Garlic breads are usually made from a baguette. Baguette is a type of bread which is long and thin. The bread is sliced from the middle to allow the other ingredients that give the garlic bread its flavor set in.
Listed below are a few recipes to make garlic bread.
At first you will need the following ingredients –
- 2 tablespoons sliced garlic.
- 1 loaf of baguette or Italian bread
- Half stick softened and unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh and finely cut parsley
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
You need to start with preheating the oven to 350 F. Once left to preheat, squash the garlic and turn into a paste. Then you need to add ¼ teaspoon of salt into the garlic paste. Properly mix the paste and then get a bowl to combine the paste with olive oil and butter to make a smooth paste of the mixture. After you get a smoothly textured paste add the parsley.
Now it is time to get the bread and slice it down the middle. Keep the desired thickness, once done spread the past on the slices of bread and wrap the whole thing in a foil. Then carefully place the bread in the oven and let it bake for around 15 minutes. After 15 minutes take the bread out of the foil and bake it further for 5 minutes. And there you have it: delicious garlic bread is ready to be served with your food.
All this can be done in advance as well. Add the paste into the bread and refrigerate it. You can take it out whenever you want to bake it.
If you love cheese, here is a brilliant recipe to make garlic bread with cheese.
- 1 loaf of baguette
- ¼ cup of freshly chafed Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 stacking tablespoon of sliced parsley
- 2 pieces of minced garlic
As usual start with heating the oven up to 350°F.
Then slice the bread straight down the middle so that you get two halves. Further mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Then apply the paste equally to the sides of the bread and place it into the oven. After 10 minutes take out the bread and sprinkle it with cheese. Then again put the bread back into the oven preferably on the top rack and bake it further for a couple of minutes. Then take the bread out when you feel like it is done. And it is ready to serve with your food.
Garlic bread can be used as a side dish with other foods or as an appetizer before the main course. Garlic bread and pizza also complement each other very well. Both of them are very delicious cuisines that will taste very wonderful together. If you decide to bake a loaf of garlic bread, why not try a pizza with it. Try online delivery to get a pizza delivered to your footsteps in a matter of minutes.
The author believes that pizza and garlic bread are part of the healthy diet.