There’s nothing more satisfying or enjoyable than an ice cold beer or wine as the sun is setting after a day working in the scorching heat. We were doing just that the other day when I had the sudden urge for garlic bread to go with it but wasn’t patient enough to go through the whole bread slicing, buttering and wrapping routine, not to mention having to wait for it to bake for 20 minutes! I remembered a recipe that I’d found on the Saveur website that required no baking and was the answer to my garlic bread craving. So easy, so quick and so scrumptious!
- Garlic Toasts
- Slightly adapted recipe from Saveur
- 6 slices ciabatta bread (or a baguette or in fact any bread you have)
- 4 tblspns unsalted butter, softened
- ½ tblspn olive oil
- 2-3 tblspns freshly grated parmesan (use more if you want it cheesier)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tblspns parsley, chopped
- ¼ tspn chilli flakes
- Slice the ciabatta into 2cm slices. Really you could use up any bread that you have and slice it up whichever way you want. Combine the butter, oil, parmesan, garlic, chilli and parsley in a bowl. Toast one side of the bread then spread the other side with the garlic butter. Place under a hot grill for a few minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.