Inspired by Shefali, I have started to make garlic bread at home finally. Shri misses the frozen kind we used to buy in HongKong from Delifrance, which one could just toast/grill at home with delicious results.
Here is the way I have been making it recently, which he as well as the girls like quite a lot.
Now if I could only remember to pull it out of the oven in time, instead of letting it go from being just the right crispness to bordering-on-burnt each time …
One fresh baguette, sliced in to 1inch (or a little more) wide pieces
Butter (about 5-7 teaspoons for this much baguette, though more would be definitely nicer)
1 large pod of garlic, grated
salt (just a little, say 1/2 a tsp or even less, as the accent should be predominantly of the herbs)
3/4 tsp of dried oregano flakes (vary this as you like)
1/2 tsp each of dried basil and thyme flakes (vary this too as you like)
Mix the garlic and seasoning in to the butter and leave it for a little while so that all the flavors are well-absorbed.
Spread a little butter on each side of the baguette pieces, then grill these at 200 degrees C in the middle of the oven for a few minutes on each side till they are done.
Et voila ! That is so simple, I wonder why I never tried it before – so a big thanks to Shefali for the inspiration.
I must try not to make it too often though – this is a very indulgent experience, with all that butter 🙂