How to Make Garlic Bread

A pasta meal does not seem complete without garlic bread. There are any number of ways garlic bread can be made. I have seen white bread popped from the toaster, with a bit of butter, and garlic powder sprinkled on top. This might be alright for a frozen dinner, when you plan to set in front of the TV for three hours and no one to observe you. However, when there is company to impress, or when you want to treat yourself, you will want to make first rate garlic bread. This is how it is done:

1 loaf of Italian or French Bread
1 stick butter
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated mozarella cheese

Either make or buy a loaf of bread. Soften butter. Be careful about this. Putting it on the stove or in the microwave can yield melted butter. Ideally, leave butter out of the refrigerator for several hours. Put butter, crushed garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, and Parmesan cheese together in a small bowl and thoroughly mix. Cut the loaf in half length-wise, or for smaller more manageable pieces, cut them into 1-inch slices. Spread the mixture on the cut side of the bread and place on baking pan. Sprinkle on mozarella cheese. Place in a 375° Fahrenheit (191° Celsius) oven for about 10 minutes. When done the edges should be crusty, but the middle still relatively soft.

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