Garlic Bread with Herbs and Parmesan

Garlic bread comes in many shapes, forms, and breads. They are so simple to prepare and also so good that any cuisine that includes bread has their own special version. The Spanish rub toasted bread with olive oil, Texans’ coat thick slices of toasted bread with melted butter and garlic, Italians’ add parsley and parmesan cheese to a hearty toasted bread loaf, and South Africans’ exchange cilantro for parsley on grilled ciabatta bread. Try it any way that sounds appetizing to you.

Garlic Bread with Herbs and Parmesan

There's no better in the food world than crunchy toasted bread sopping with garlicky melted butter, chopped herbs, and cheese (at least in my opinion!). Exchange the parsley in this recipe with chopped cilantro and you'll move you dish from Italy to South Africa.
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Course: Braai, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Northern Italy, South Africa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: My Hungry Traveler

Equipment

  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Ciabatta bread or a large baguette
  • ½ cup Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 tbsp Parsley or cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Slice bread loaf into thick slices. Do not slice all the way through, though.
    Spread the butter mix equally between cut slices. Sprinkle a little additional parmesan cheese over the top. Wrap loaf in foil and bake for 20 minutes. Open the foil to brown the loaf, about 5 minutes more.

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