Garlic Bread

Instead of smearing the garlic butter on individual slices of bread, I decided to opt for something fancier.  So I made mini bread sticks.  I couldn’t bring myself to do it on a regular big bread stick, because I like the cute factor that an individual stick has.  I had no idea how my mother makes her garlic butter, but apparently it’s different and I will have to write her way down some time soon.

Bread dough
1/2 cup olive oil
12 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup parsely, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon zatar
Cheese, for sprinkling

Make the bread dough as instructed in the provided link. Once risen, measure out each portion to 4 oz and shape into logs. Place onto a baking sheet, brush the surface with a beaten egg, and let rise for another 25 minutes. Bake at 350 F until golden brown.

Heat the oil in a small saucepan, and add the garlic, parsely and spices.  Over medium saute, saute for a few minutes.  Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.  Using an immersion blender, blend until somewhat smooth.

Slice the bread just until the knife is about to reach the end and then stop. Smear a generous amount of the garlic butter in between the slices. Cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle the cheese over the top, and broil for another 2 minutes, watching it carefully so that it does not burn.


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