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Crusty Garlic Bread

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I use a recipe to turn a store-bought loaf of french bread into simply awesome crusty garlic bread.  It is soft on the inside with a wonderful blend of butter and garlic.   It’s a super easy garlic bread “recipe” (and much more tasty).  Whenever I make pasta there MUST be garlic bread to go with it. I don’t like to buy the pre-made store stuff because it ALWAYS is a disappointment.  Yuck.

Anyway, here’s a quick little tutorial on how I make it:

Crusty Garlic Bread

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What you need:

1 loaf french bread
1 stick butter, softened

(Also aluminum foil to wrap it)

  • Start out with a nice loaf of french bread from the bakery department at your local grocery store.



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  • Slice the french bread lengthwise (see picture below), then butter the inside of both pieces generously. After you have buttered both pieces, sprinkle garlic salt lightly onto the buttered surfaces.



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  • Put the loaf back together and wrap it in aluminum foil.



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  • Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Then all you gotta do is slice the garlic bread and serve it with lasagna or your favorite pasta dish!



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Trust me, your family will LOVE this easy, crusty garlic bread recipe!  And since it is so easy to make, you won’t mind doing it a bit!  It is delicious eaten by itself or dipped in the excess sauce from your lasagna or other pasta dish!

See you next time!


P.S.  If you love bread like I do, you should definitely click through and try my mother-in-law’s Kiefla recipe.  It is a Romanian sweet bread that is a family tradition at Christmastime for us, but it is delicious anytime!

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