One of the best parts of an Italian dinner is the delicious garlic bread that comes with it. For the longest time, I’ve had a loaf of Cole’s Garlic Bread in my freezer but on a trip to the grocery store recently, it struck me that it’s super-easy to make frozen garlic bread at home. I grabbed a loaf of French bread from the bakery and went to it!
For this recipe, you’ll need to make some chef’s butter. Chef’s butter is simply butter and herbs and garlic mixed together and is a great starter for a lot of dishes. It’s also what makes escargot delicious! This recipe was made for the freezer, so be sure to check out the tips at the end.
- 1 Loaf French Bread
- 1 Stick Butter, Softened
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- ½ Cup Parsley, Chopped
- Preheat Oven to 400⁰
- Cut loaf of bread in half and split each half down the middle like you’re making two big sandwiches.
- Thoroughly mix butter, garlic, and parsley to make the chef’s butter
- Divide the chef’s butter evenly between each quarter of the bread – mmmmmm butter.
- Cook on a sheet pan, butter sides up for 8 – 10 minutes until toasty and delicious.
This recipe works with many varieties of bread all with delicious results. If you have a favorite bread, give it a try!
I generally make this on a Sunday afternoon when I’m doing the majority of my cooking for the week and put it in the freezer until I’m ready for a tasty Italian dinner.
- Freeze after spreading the butter on the quarters and before cooking.
- The best way to freeze the loaves is by putting 2 of the quarters, buttered sides together, with parchment between each quarter so that you have 2 halves of a loaf in the freezer.
- Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze for up to 6 months.
- When ready to eat, remove from freezer, unwrap and de-parchment them, and cook on a sheet pan, butter sides up in a 400⁰ oven for 10 – 15 minutes until toasty and delicious.
- National Garlic Day is April 19th.
- Garlic is known to repel several insects, such as mosquitos, mites and fleas.
- Garlic has several medical uses such as being a remedy for colds and flu, as well as, reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.