Cheesy (or not!) Garlic Bread & a birthday

Happy Birthday Mom! To celebrate such a wonderful woman, here’s a fun, simple, and hearty recipe. It’s a classic, just like my mom.

Garlic bread is a great comfort food. Crispy and rich, this recipe will melt in your mouth and leave your stomach satisfied. It’s the perfect complement to a meal of fresh pasta and a simple Italian salad.

Cheesy (or not!) Garlic Bread

1 fresh baguette
3 tablespoons butter
4 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano
1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

1. Sliced the loaf in half, lengthwise. Melt the butter and mix in the garlic and oregano.
2. Brush the loaf with the butter mixture. Top the bread with the cheese.
3. Turn on your broiler. Broil the bread until the top is crispy (about 5-6 minutes) and the cheese is melted. Be careful of the half in the back of the oven – my half in the back browned much faster than the one in the front! It would probably be a good idea to turn the baking pan around after about 3-4 minutes.

This recipe is easily veganized – just replace the butter with vegan margarine and the cheddar with vegan cheese. Enjoy!

4 Comments on Cheesy (or not!) Garlic Bread & a birthday

  1. Jude
    18 July, 2008 at 6:25 am (9 years ago)

    crusty bread + crusty cheese. Sounds like heaven to me. The cheese shouldn’t be optional if you ask me 🙂

  2. Ari (Baking and Books)
    19 July, 2008 at 3:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday to your mom!

    I love cheesy garlic bread. 🙂

    Ari (Baking and Books)

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