April 23rd, 2012

Roasted Garlic Bread

Roasted Garlic Bread

I realize that diets and dieting are sort of an unlikely topic for a food blog, especially a post about garlic bread, but I’m going to break the mold today because my sister and I recently started a diet contest.  We both want to lose about 10 pounds, and we decided to have a contest for two months to see who can lose the highest percentage of total body weight.  We weigh in every Saturday, and then I post our new weights onto an Excel spreadsheet.  Okay, I know you probably think I’m going a little overboard with the spreadsheet and all, but I used to work in an office, and my best friend says I’m a desk nerd.  It’s probably true.  Anyway, my diet-of-choice is one I made up myself about four years ago.  I ended up calling it “The See’s Diet” because I discovered that I could eat See’s candy (YUM!) and still lose weight if I follow all of the rules on the diet.  Really!  I lost 22 pounds back in 2008 by following the rules and eating See’s candy!

Everybody has had garlic bread at one time or another, but most of the time it just has a faint garlic taste.  Not this bread.  It’s LOADED with GARLIC!  We’re talking three entire bulbs of garlic on one loaf of bread!  I was first introduced to this bread when my sister brought it to a family dinner.  I immediately got the recipe and made a few changes like adding more of the Romano cheese.  If you’re a garlic lover, you won’t want to miss out on this one.  You’ll need a good loaf of French bread (don’t go cheap here), Romano cheese, Italian parsley, butter, olive oil, salt, and those three bulbs of garlic (not the individual cloves—-you’re going to need the entire bulbs, baby!)

Remove the butter from the refrigerator to soften it. Preheat the oven to 325. Slice the tops off of the garlic bulbs so that the tip of each clove is exposed.

Place the bulbs on a baking pan covered with foil, and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake for 50 minutes, or until garlic is soft. When the garlic has cooled, squeeze the cloves of garlic from their skins and chop coarsely.

Grate the cheese and chop the parsley.

Combine the butter, garlic, cheese, parsley, and salt until well blended.

Slice the loaf of bread, and place the slices on a baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to Broil. Spread the garlic butter on the bread slices.

Broil for about 3-4 minutes or until toasted.

Roasted Garlic Bread

Posted under Breads, Italian

6 Responses to “Roasted Garlic Bread”

  1. Saw this on foodgawker and had to stop by. This bread looks exactly like the bread they serve with soup at the Nordstrom cafe that is amazingly delicious. Yours sounds amped up with garlic, which I love.

    P.S. I totally think you can eat See’s candy (and garlic bread) and still lose weight!

  2. Gloria, I’m glad you came by. Your comment about losing weight made me laugh, but it’s true. You just have to watch the portion sizes! Hey, I just checked out your blog. That brownie with the strawberry sauce looks fantastic! I haven’t seen that combination before! Yum!

  3. Your photo looks amazing!! I love the idea of roasting the garlic. I just might substitute olive oil for butter because I like the taste better. Thanks

  4. Thank you for the suggestion of roasting the garlic first and using Romano. (I usually use mozarella). Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Oh yum, your garlic bread looks delicious!

  6. Looks amazing. We have a pot luck next weekend with our friends. Cannot wait to make this for them.


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