Friday, January 28, 2011

Garlic bread

Are you sitting in the couch and wondering what to serve your loved one for the dinner? or Thinking to have something warm and crunchy to fight the bone chilling cold ?
It happens to me more often. I always wanted to cook something different for Karthik and surprise him when he comes back from office. Most of the time, I make something very easy and healthy, so that I can enjoy the food and have less cleaning work.

A couple of days ago I came across the recipe for Garlic bread. Its very simple, easy to make, minimal number of ingredients, no messy cleaning work. Takes less time to prepare this nice crunchy, garlicky bread. And no one can go wrong with this recipe.

Bread slices -- 8 slices***
Garlic -- 2-3 cloves (depending upon the size)
Salted or Unsalted butter -- 1 tbsp
Olive oil -- 2 tbsp
Cilantro --  few leaflets***

*** You can use any kind of bread. I used whole grain white bread.
I wanted a mild taste, so I went with cilantro. If you like you can use any kind of herbs for topping. Parsley, powder onion, dried oregano, etc.

Method :
--- Preheat the oven to 375 F
--- Melt the butter and add olive oil. Grate the garlic and chop the cilantro and add in to the butter oil mixture.
--- Now take the bread and arrange them on a baking sheet. If you like cut the bread diagonally.
--- Brush the butter oil mixture over the bread and bake it for 10 - 12 minutes.
--- After 7 minutes, you just turn the bread and bake for few minutes.
--- VoilĂ , freshly home made Garlic bread ready to serve. 

You can serve this crunchy garlic bread for an evening tea with tomato sauce dipping or with a nice soup for a dinner. Enjoy !!!


  1. Thats an excellent capture of the bread Preetha. Loved the recipe and the clicks :)

  2. Yummy Garlic bread Preetha...Looks delicious...The clicks are lovely!!


  3. Preetha, thanks for visiting collaborative curry, hope to see you more :-)
    I love these, perfect and simple garlicky bread :-) and I love them with soup

  4. I can have this with soup,very delicious!

  5. very nice clicks....feel like having them now!...
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  7. First time here, you have a wonderful space ! Loved this simple garlic bread, looks fantastic...

  8. That is a lovely welcome'...perfect evening tiffin' also guilt free:)

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