I Love Gaaahlic Bread
  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread, about 22-inches in length
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 teaspoon Essence (see recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Split the French bread in half lengthwise. Lay the bread, crust side down, on the lined baking sheet.
  4. Place the butter in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir together with a rubber spatula. Spread the butter mixture evenly onto the bread.
  5. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven. Carefully slice diagonally and serve immediately.
This is an Emeril recipe that I found on the Food Network website. I made it for Valentines Day and it was amazing! I did make a few modifications though. Less oil and butter, more cheese and garlic I ate a piece for breakfast this morning and it was almost better than it was last night.