Garlic bread is one of those things that we love to munch on so much that it Ã‚Â spoils our appetite for the main meal.Ã‚Â It is that good and scrumptious. So, what I like to do is toÃ‚Â make lots of them at home so that we can eat our fill without worrying if we can finish the steak, like say, when we are in restaurants.
Long ago, I have this notion that it is very chic to carry a long french loaf and gnaw on it as we walk along busy boulevards in Paris.Ã‚Â This is due to watching too many movies.Ã‚Â So, I thought that french loaf in France must be really delicious.Ã‚Â Well, when I was in Paris, I found that it tastes just as bland.And it is awfully hard.Ã‚Â In the end, those extra pieces we had ended up as pigeons feed.
Ok, the DIY steps.Ã‚Â Get yourself a french loaf.Ã‚Â Slice diagonally into thin slices.
If you do not mind getting your hands smelly, grate garlic with a grater.Ã‚Â Avoid chopping because the bits of garlic will be too huge.Ã‚Â Depending on who is eating, you can either sweat the garlic, i.e. put into the pan with a little butter to make it limp but not brown.Ã‚Â Or you can use it raw.Ã‚Â Mix the garlic with butter and a bit of salt.
Spread on the slices of french loaf.Ã‚Â Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 200 deg. celcius or until slightly brown and crispy.
I actually use pre-made garlic butter, bought from the supermarket.Ã‚Â It has some herbs in it.Ã‚Â My children do not like it so I made some with just butter.
There is nothing more comfortable and yummy like garlic bread dunk into tomato soup.Ã‚Â For tomato soup, I only like Heinz.Ã‚Â It doesn’t need to be mixed with water.Ã‚Â Just out of the can, heat and ready to serve.