I had some lovely cheese topped Artisan Rolls in the freezer, which were begging to be used.
OK, so they weren't quite begging, but it was close.
I took them out of the freezer, placed them on the counter, wrapped in paper towel* to thaw. As they were thawing I was making my Garlic Bread spread. Which I realized I've never shared before.
It's my secret recipe, but since we're close friends, I'll go ahead and share.
Just don't tell anyone where you got it though, OK?
Garlic Bread Spread
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons softened butter (1/4 cup)
- 1 minced garlic clove (using a microplane) or 1 roasted Garlic Clove
- 1/4 + teaspoon Alessi Italian Dipping spice (the kind in the grinder)
- Warm the Olive Oil in a pan, add the minced garlic and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes, then add the Alessi Dipping spice. Take off of the heat and add the softened butter and whisk together. Let stand for 1 hour, then use on bread.
I sliced the Artisan Bread Rolls into thin slices, and then used my Pastry brush to cover the slices with the Garlic Spread.
This Spread is wonderful on, not just Garlic Bread, but can top a Baked Potato, or on grilled cheese or...
If there is leftover Garlic Bread, I like to warm it up a little then drizzle some honey on top and eat it for breakfast. So good.
*When taking bread from the freezer to thaw, wrap it in a paper towel to absorb moisture and keep it from having a 'soggy bottom'.