Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Garlic Mozarella Bread
Sun shiny weather with cool breeze, it's delicious. Hope you are enjoying yourself as much as I.
Talking about today's cooking; on my regular grocery shopping this weekend I decided to bring home one of these long French Breads. Do you like the way they are displayed in the store. I love it. They are displayed outside the bakery section in large baskets or tubs with the bread sticking out like dry stick arrangement as in decor. Quite fancy, I would say. However, the size which is so appealing to look at puts me off from buying since it's too much for two people. This weekend though I had a case of 'butter knees'. Yeah! they gave way and the next thing I know I had grabbed one and dumped it in the cart. I did not even look at Vi to see if he approved. I walked on. He is very sweet never disapproves ;) but I knew it was a risky choice. Nobody approves wasted food in my house.
Now that I am home and my knees are back to its bony self and quite sturdy I am quite at loss to what to do with all the bread. I have decided to tackle it slice by slice. Therefore, here is a simple, quick and smart recipe for a snack which can also be a nice accompaniment with soups or salads. A no brainer!
You will need:
French Bread - 1/2 inch thick slices 8
Cheese - Mozarella
Parmesan, Asiago and Romano - I have a box with the three mixed which I use for topping salads and soups so you could just use Parmesan or any other cheese you like or simply do with only mozarella
Oregano - to taste
Garlic - 2 cloves chopped fine and gently crushed
Butter - gobs of it
1. Slather butter on both sides of the slices and set on a baking sheet
2. Sprinkle oregano and garlic equally on all pieces
3. Spoon over cheese of your taste or liking
4. Top them all with mozarella. I like to add quite a bit to make it nice and cheesy.
5. Bake in a pre heated oven at 400 D F for 6 to 7 minutes or until cheese has melted and turns a golden brown.