Adapted from Tyler Florence, Stirring the Pot
This is a good recipe to freeze and use for later, in fact that is how Tyler Florence presents this recipe in the book. Buy a few loaves of bread at a time so you have a few on hand in your freezer. You can save any leftover basil-garlic butter for sandwiches, pasta, or anything else you can think up!
This is my new favorite garlic bread, although my daughter did not like it. I think if I make it enough she’ll eventually cave…
1 stick butter
3 cloves garlic
1 cup bunch fresh basil leaves
1 loaf French or artisan bread
½ cup grated parmesan
¼ teaspoon salt
couple cracks black pepper
In a food processor, add butter, garlic, and basil leaves, process until the basil and garlic cloves are finely chopped and combined.
Stir in the salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
Cut the loaves of bread into slices – cut almost all the way through, leaving a bit of the bottom intact.
Spread the butter between the slices of bread and then on the top of the bread. Wrap up in foil and label the bread so you know what it is and mark it with instructions “325°- 30 minutes”
If you want to make this bread right away, bake it in foil at 450°for 15 minutes.