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Basil Butter Garlic Bread

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Garden overflowing with basil? Look no further for a recipe that will use a generous handful!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces, weight Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 bunch Basil Leaves (generous Handful)
  • 1 bunch Parsley (use 1/3 Of The Amount Of Basil)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 whole Green Onion
  • 2 pinches Salt To Taste
  • 1 pinch Pepper To Taste
  • 1 loaf Ciabatta Or French Bread
  • 1-½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (up To 2 Cups)

Preparation

1. Combine all the ingredients except the bread and cheese in a food processor, and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Cut open the loaf of bread and spread both halves with the basil butter. Put the halves together and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake for in a 400ºF oven for 10 minutes.
3. Remove the bread, separate the halves and load them up with Parmesan cheese. Return them to the oven and either crank up the heat to 500ºF or put them under the broiler.
4. Cook until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and starting to get brown. Serve!

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urszula on 5.17.2012

I made it so many times already. It’s delicious!!!

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Kayla on 4.25.2012

I used my fresh basil from my garden when I made this last summer! oooooh so good :)

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prairiechick on 9.12.2011

This was delicious! It’s easily adaptable too – I’ve used it as the base for a tomatoe/cheese melt…so good. I plan on rolling it into a log in parchment & freezing it for later in the winter, when we need a taste of summer.

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prairieprincess on 9.12.2011

Amazingly simple, elegant and DELICIOUS. Took it to a church dinner and people were literally fighting over the last piece. So much for breaking bread together huh? :)

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Christen on 9.11.2011

Made a huge dinner for a friend’s birthday & this stole the show. I used 3 heads of garlic & added another tablespoon of butter. This will definitely become a staple in our house.

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