If there is one thing I know for certain it is that almost everyone loves garlic bread. I mean, how could you not? Its crunchy, garlicky (yes that’s a word), yummy goodness. Whether it is traditional garlic bread, garlic bread sticks or even Texas toast it all tastes delicious. There aren’t many things I enjoy cooking with more than garlic. I use it in almost everything I make and find it adds something to almost every dish. On that same track I also love cooking with and eating blue cheese. I’m not just talking about regular blue cheese either. I want it to be as strong as you can get with deep dark veins of bluish green running all through it. The white part also needs to be starting to turn a little on the yellow side as well. That is how you know it’s going to be good.
The other day when trying to come up with something to put together for you fine folks to try out I thought to myself, let’s see what would happen if I combine two of my favorite ingredients together and bake it on top of bread. Well that is exactly what I did and here is how you can do it too.
Ingredients (for one batch that should make about 10 pieces)
1 whole loaf of fresh french bread. (You should be able to find this in your grocers bakery dept).
1 stick of salted butter
2 tbsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of black pepper
1 4 oz container of blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup of chopped flat leaf parsley
Prep and cooking
Go ahead and start your oven pre-heating to 450 degrees so it will be ready to go when you get everything assembled.
Slice the loaf of bread long ways down the middle like you are going to make a large sandwich and then cut those two pieces into 2″ to 3″ pieces and lay them out on a baking sheet.
Now melt the butter in the microwave (or stove top) and mix in the garlic, pepper, blue cheese and parsley. Place it back in the microwave for about 15 seconds and then stir it all together to make a nice thick mixture.
Now with a pastry or BBQ brush start spreading the mixture over each piece of bread. You want to make sure and cover as much of the top of each piece as you can until the mixture is all gone. Don’t worry if it looks to thick, it will be fine. Trust me on this one.
Now place it in the oven and let it bake until the top starts to brown around the edges (about 15 minutes).
That is all there is to it. You are ready to eat. This bread is great by itself or used as a base for sandwiches or even with your favorite pasta dish. It really is heavenly.
As always, thanks for reading