Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread

January 7, 2016

Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread are deliciously savory, crusty on the outside, warm and soft in the middle garlic bread recipe with a ton of flavor from home-grown fresh organic herbs straight from my herb garden. So many times, I have counted my blessings to live in Sunny Florida vs. the snow belt of North Eastern Ohio that I came from over 16 years ago.

My herb garden grows all year long, so today, I will make use of an abundance of herbs in my herb garden. I know some of you may be increasing potted herbs in your house, while others may not have that option. In your case, many of the well-stocked supermarkets have fresh herbs in the produce section that can be picked up at a fair price.

 

Garlic Parmesan and Herb BreadI know some of you may be growing potted herbs in your house, while most may not have that option.  In any case, many of the well-stocked supermarkets have fresh herbs in the produce section that can be picked up at a fair price, or worst-case scenario, you can still make a great Garlic and herb bread by simply using dried herbs and cutting the amount herbs in half.

 

 

Garlic and Herb Bread Recipe by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog Here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to gather: to make the  Garlic Parmesan Herb Bread unsalted butter, chopped fresh basil, chopped fresh Rosemary, finely grated parmesan cheese, garlic cloves roughly chopped,  chopped fresh oregano, chives or spring onions, kosher salt, ground pepper,  and crushed red pepper.

 

 

Garlic and Herb Bread Recipe by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog Add the chopped basil, chopped Rosemary, oregano, chives or spring onions, and fresh garlic to a food processor. Don’t worry if you don’t have a fancy food processor; the one you’re looking at is about 11 years old and works like a charm still. Pulse herbs and garlic 3-4 times.

 

 

Garlic and Herb Bread Recipe by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog Add the two sticks of unsalted butter, the parmesan cheese, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper to the finely chopped herb and garlic mixture in the food processor.

 

 

Garlic and Herb Bread Recipe by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog

Turn the food processor on low for about 45 seconds to 1 minute, increasing the setting for about 20 seconds. Process the butter, parmesan, and herbs until it has a thick creamy texture and thoroughly combines all the ingredients.

 

 

Garlic and Herb Bread Recipe by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog Slice your favorite bread horizontally; I used herb and garlic bread from my market’s bakery. Spread a fair amount of the garlic parmesan and herb butter mixture on both sides of the bread. Be sure to get those edges of the bread too.

 

 

Garlic and Herb Bread Recipe by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog Set the tops of the bread on the bottoms of the bread. Place bread on a metal baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F  for about 12-13 minutes or until perfectly golden brown yet soft inside.

 

Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread

  • 3-4  loaves of Italian or French bread
  • Two sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 of a cup of chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 of a cup of chopped new Rosemary
  • 1/2 of a cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Six garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • One tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano
  • One tablespoon of chives or spring onions
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of crushed red pepper

Directions

Note: This recipe will make 3-4 loaves of Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread; you can use either store extra  Garlic Parmesan and Herb in a ziplock for up to 2-3 months, or you can make 3-4 loaves of Garlic Parmesan and Herb Bread, tightly wrap in plastic wrap and then a layer aluminum foil and freeze for about one month.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Add the chopped basil, chopped Rosemary, chopped oregano, chives or spring onions, and fresh garlic to a food processor; pulse all ingredients till finely chopped, about 45 seconds.
  3. Add the two sticks of unsalted butter, the parmesan cheese, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper to the finely chopped herb and garlic mixture in the food processor.
  4. Turn the food processor on low for about 45 seconds to 1 minute,  increasing the setting for about 20 seconds. Process the butter, parmesan, and herbs until it has a thick creamy texture and thoroughly combines all the ingredients.
  5. Slice your favorite bread horizontally.  (I used herb and garlic french bread from my markets bakery) Spread a fair amount of the garlic parmesan and herb butter mixture on both sides of the bread. Be sure to get those edges of the bread too.
  6. You may have extra leftovers. No worries, it freezes well. Just store in a ziplock back for subsequent use.
  7. Set the tops of the bread onto the bottoms of the bread. Place bread on a metal baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F  for about 12-13 minutes or until perfectly golden brown yet soft inside.
  8. Enjoy!

 

 

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