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Herbed Garlic Bread

First off, I didn’t do so well with mashing the garlic into a paste, as you can see. I think my problem was not using enough salt. Ah well, it still tasted great.

Herbed Garlic Bread
Makes enough for one gigantic loaf

1 stick butter (1/2 cup), at room temperature
2 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste with a pinch of salt and extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 loaf crusty baguette
Extra-virgin olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. For the bread, stir together the butter, mashed garlic, and herbs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Tear open the loaf of bread lengthwise, spread the herb-garlic mixture over both halves and sprinkle with a little olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.

Source: Tyler Florence

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  1. Looks good, but I'm not that patient..I toast my bread first..then just rub a clove of garlic over the crusty bread…I'd season my olive oil with those herbs for dipping…great flavors! For a special dinner I might do it your fancy way.

  2. Such a nice recipe! I bet if you just ran the garlic through a garlic press it would be a lot more "smashed." I can't even imagine smashing it by hand! Too much work for this girl.