When we started experimenting with continental dishes, both me and my husband felt the need for a substitute for rice/roti. So initially we started buying different varieties of bread which can complement roasted veggies or soups or grilled chicken. In due course of time we started having Italian or Garlic bread quite frequently which in turn instigated my baking instincts. But to be honest, I really did not want to get into baking breads right now as that involves extra effort, extra ingredients and definitely additional baking pans. So we tried out making garlic bread with the normal bread/buns/bread rolls readily available at grocery stores and they turned out to be excellent. In fact Italian or French bread loafs will be perfect for this.
Very recently I made Garlic bread with the burger rolls and served them with thick chicken soup and roasted veggies. Voila I did win BBC’s approval all through the meal. Nothing pleases him more than pleasant surprises on his dinner plate.
- Bread, (any kind should do but a thick loaf of burger rolls do better than thin slices) – I used 2 burger rolls which made 4 breads.
- Butter (unsalted and softened) – 1/2 stick or 1/4th cup or 100gms or as required depending on the quantity of bread.
- Garlic, either grated or smashed and minced – 2 large cloves (approximately) or as required.
- Parsley, freshly chopped or dried – 3 tsp or as required
- Dried Oregano/Basil – for seasoning (optional).
- Preheat oven at 350F
- Soften the butter at room temperature, mash it in a bowl.
- Add grated garlic, parsley, oregano and basil seasonings (if desired). Do not use too much garlic or else the flavor becomes too strong.
- Spread the butter and garlic mixture uniformly on the bread.
- Heat in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately either as a side dish or appetizers.