I love to add cheese to my garlic bread. This is a perfect snack for evening tea. Kids love this lot. This is a perfect accompaniment for soups. I always make this for soups, without cheese.
The one main good thing in home made garlic bread is that, the amount of butter and olive oil can be controlled by me. Butter can be reduced to cut the calories or fat intake.
French loaf bread – 1 loaf
Garlic – 5 cloves (minced)
Shredded mozzarella cheese – 1 cup
Butter – ½ stick
Olive oil – ¼ cup
Dried Oregano – ½ teaspoon
Dried Basil – ½ teaspoon
Salt and Pepper
Combine garlic, butter, and oil in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture over moderate-low heat for 5 minutes.
Now add oregano and basil and mix it well. Remove from heat.
Slice the French loaf in an diagonal and arrange it on a sheet pan. Brush the garlic and butter mixture liberally on the sliced bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Toast it in a 350 degree oven for 5 mins or till light golden color.
Remove from oven and sprinkle the bread with cheese and return it to the oven, changing the settings to broil and broil for 5 minutes or till the cheese is melted and golden brown.