Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2016 will be a good one for you.
Well, the New Year has begun, and as much as I am not really into the ‘New Years’ resolutions, because they kind of just never work out, and I blame myself completely….I am more into trying to just improve my life… (please note the operative word…trying ! )
Anyway enough of that. As much as I would love to kick off the New Year with a well deserved healthy recipe….its not going to happen, instead I am going to share with you the best Garlic and Herb Bread recipe ever ! It is loaded with carbs, fattening greasy butter, healthy herbs and healthy garlic…so you see it is not ALL bad, just a little…but you know,…… it is totally worth it.
This bread, I have been doing for years, and it beats all the store bought garlic breads by miles in my opinion.
A huge plus is that it is so easy to do. All you need is the bread, herbs, and the garlic butter. Word of advice…please please please use fresh garlic and not the bottled jobs. There is a massive difference in taste. The fresh, tastes fresh with no preservatives, flavourants and colourants in it. The bottled jobs….are just a no no…I don’t want to even go there.
Okay, so once you have all the ingredients, mixed the garlic, herbs and butter together, it is a matter of slice, apply loads of delicious fattening garlic herby butter on BOTH sides of the sliced bread, and then on the top of the bread, wrap in tin foil (aluminium foil) and bomb in a preheated oven for 20 – 30 minutes…and DONE. Next is just to devour it, and that really won’t be a problem.
This is awesome as a side for a meal, or a braai (barbecue)
Garlic and Herb Bread
Preparation time: 15 minutes *
Cooking time: 20 – 30 minutes
Total time: 35 – 45 minutes
Serves ….not sure, depending on the size of the bread you get and how hungry everyone is 🙂
500 g butter, room temperature
15 cloves of garlic, chopped very small
a handful of fresh herbs (I used basil,chives, thyme and parsley), chopped
a fancy loaf of bread
In a medium sized bowl, add the butter, chopped garlic and chopped herbs.
Mix thoroughly with either a fork or a tablespoon.
With a bread knife, slice the loaf into slices, but do not cut completely through. The bread should still be able to hold its own and end up ‘fan like’ with all the slices still joined to the bottom of the loaf of bread.
Then, generously add the garlic, herb butter to the slices of bread, buttering both sides of each slice. And, add the garlic, herb butter over the top of the bread. Do not skip this part !
Wrap in tin foil (aluminium foil) and place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 20 – 30 minutes.
If you are wanting a crisper top of the bread, nearing the end of the time, just open up the tin foil (aluminium foil).
- Preparation time can be reduced, if you prepare the garlic herb butter before hand.
NB* This butter is can be frozen. If you have any left over, put it in a sealed container and place in the freezer. It can be used for so many other dishes as well.