Diva Tasting: Garlic Bread Basics…

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Garlic Bread Basics

Italian Garlic Bread

Ingredients

½ Cup Butter

1 ½ Tablespoons Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley

1 (1 Pound) Loaf Italian Bread, Cut Into 1/2 Inch Slices

1 (8 Ounce) Package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2 In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and mix with garlic powder and dried parsley.

Step 3 Place Italian bread on a medium baking sheet. Using a basting brush, brush generously with the butter mixture.

Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven approximately 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and any remaining butter mixture. Return to oven approximately 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned. 8 Slices

Garlic Crescent Rounds

Ingredients

¼ cup butter, melted

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent dough

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper to taste

teaspoon paprika

Directions

Step 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 Mix butter, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a bowl.

Step 3 Open can of crescent sheets but do not unroll the dough. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces using a serrated knife. Place dough slices onto the prepared baking sheet and brush with garlic butter. Sprinkle each slice with Italian seasoning, pepper, and paprika.

Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 16 to 20 minute

Roasted Garlic Bread

Ingredients

3 Heads Garlic

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 (1 Pound) Loaf Italian Bread

½ Cup Butter

1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley (Optional)

2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional)

Directions

Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slice the tops off of garlic heads so the tip of each clove is exposed. Place garlic on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake until garlic is soft, about 30 minutes.

Step 2 Set the oven to broil. Slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally, and place cut-side up on a baking sheet.

Step 3 Squeeze the cloves of garlic from their skins into a medium bowl. Stir in the butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese until well blended. Spread onto the cut sides of the bread.

Step 4 Broil bread until toasted, about 5 minutes.

Toasted Garlic Bread

Ingredients

1 (1 Pound) Loaf Italian Bread

5 Tablespoons Butter, Softened

2 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Cloves Garlic, Crushed

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste

1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

Step 1 Preheat the broiler.

Step 2 Cut the bread into slices 1 to 2 inches thick.

Step 3 In a small bowl, mix butter, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture evenly on the bread slices.

Step 4 On a medium baking sheet, arrange the slices evenly and broil 5 minutes, or until slightly brown. Check frequently so they do not burn.

Step 5 Remove from broiler. Top with cheese and return to broiler 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is slightly brown and melted. Serve at once.

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