Italian-Style Garlic Bread
Italians prefer olive oil instead of butter with their bread. Using garlic powder is preferable for this recipe. Fresh garlic can be overwhelming and give the bread a bitter taste. The health benefits of using olive oil over butter is definitely on the plus side, too.
1 loaf unsliced French or Italian bread
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Cut bread into 1-inch slices without cutting through to the bottom of the loaf. Mix the olive oil, parsley, and garlic powder. With a pastry brush, spread oil mixture it all over, inside and the out of the loaf of bread.
- Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for about 15 minutes or until heated through. During the last 5 minutes of baking, open up the foil to crisp the bread.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.