Eaten alone is heaven, but also perfect to serve with soup or chili. Cutting
the bread can be a little tricky, the key being to not cut it all the way through.
The garlic herb butter drips into the bread, getting garlicky goodness in every
nook and crevice. When the bread is baked, the cheese gets golden and brown and
creates a crunchy crust.
This recipe is open to adaptation. You can use any combination of bread, herbs
and cheese that you like.
1 large loaf crusty French or sourdough bread
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onion, thinly chopped
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice the bread horizontally and vertically into bite-sized cubes, being
careful to not cut all the way through.
Combine butter, garlic, green onion, parsley, salt and pepper in a small
bowl. Drizzle over and into the bread. Cover with cheese.
Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted
and golden brown.
Recipe and photo credit: American Butter Institute