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Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Trim away the top of the bulbs of garlic to expose the tips of the cloves. Place the bulbs onto squares of foil, drizzle with oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Wrap the garlic up tightly in the foil. Transfer to a preheated 425°F oven, roasting it for 45 minutes. Remove the roasted bulbs from the oven and cool completely.
  2. Squeeze the roasted cloves of garlic into a small bowl containing the butter. Add the chopped parsley plus a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Stir until combined.
  3. Cut the baguette in half then divide each half lengthwise. Place the bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet cut sides up. Spread the butter across the bread. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Transfer bread to oven placing it under the broiler with the rack in the top position. WATCH CLOSELY! Cook until cheese bubbles and bread gets lightly golden. Remove from oven and cut into smaller pieces. Serve immediately.
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A French baguette flavoured with roasted garlic, parsley and creamed butter, then baked with Gruyère…

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    20 MIN
  • 8 SERVINGS
Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread

This ROASTED GARLIC CHEESE BREAD is so tasty you’ll want to serve it with everything, and we’re doing just that!

We’re starting to think that we need a category for recipes that complete or enhance others. When we do, this recipe for ROASTED GARLIC CHEESE BREAD will be one of the first on the list. It’s so darn delicious and seems to taste even better when served next to something like our MEATBALLS IN MARINARA SAUCE, our STEAMED MUSSELS or our famous CREAMY SEAFOOD CHOWDER. If those recipes could talk, they’d all be saying “you complete me” to this crispy garlic and cheese-flavoured treat.

Here’s why this recipe works:

Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread

BREAD AND CHEESE

We’re now convinced that there’s no way this recipe couldn’t work, it’s foolproof. After all, it’s that classic combination of a favourite bread and memorable cheese. No need to go into too many details about the ingredients with one exception: for best results, make the recipe with a freshly baked baguette. This ensures the preferred crisp crust and soft centre for this cheese bread.

Two roasted bulbs of garlic

GARLIC LOVE

We worked through lots of different flavour combinations during the testing of this recipe. The one that impressed us the most was bread with butter, cheese and garlic. That said, we decided to tone down the garlic a bit to make the finished flavours more pleasing.

The garlic, butter and parsley ready to be mixed together

This is easy to achieve when we make the recipe using our ROASTED GARLIC BULB. A roasted head of garlic is easy to make and it adds a nutty, almost sweet flavour to recipes. We’ve also used it to make our ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS and our ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

The baguettes with the grated cheese

CHEESY

Sure, like many of you, we’ve tried cheese bread made with a wide variety of cheeses. From cheddar and mozzarella to Monterey Jack and Parmesan, each one yields a different result. Yet, we think Gruyère or Swiss cheese work best. Gruyère gets top marks for its rich, nutty flavour but also impressed us with that telltale stringy texture.

Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread fresh out of the oven

WATCH IT

There are two things to watch when you make this ROASTED GARLIC CHEESE BREAD. First, stay close to the oven or broiler during the final moments of preparation; bread and cheese toast and melt quickly when cooked in this fashion. Keep an eye on it!

Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread

Second thing is to watch your quantity. People really love this bread, so best to prepare more than you think you’ll need. Thankfully this recipe works perfectly when you double it.

The cheese-topped baguettes sliced

Perfect with soup, salad, stew or just on its own, try this ROASTED GARLIC CHEESE BREAD tonight!

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Roasted Garlic Cheese Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette
  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • a drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • a sprinkle kosher salt and black pepper
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 cups grated Gruyère or Swiss cheese

Directions

  1. Trim away the top of the bulbs of garlic to expose the tips of the cloves. Place the bulbs onto squares of foil, drizzle with oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Wrap the garlic up tightly in the foil. Transfer to a preheated 425°F oven, roasting it for 45 minutes. Remove the roasted bulbs from the oven and cool completely.
  2. Squeeze the roasted cloves of garlic into a small bowl containing the butter. Add the chopped parsley plus a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Stir until combined.
  3. Cut the baguette in half then divide each half lengthwise. Place the bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet cut sides up. Spread the butter across the bread. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Transfer bread to oven placing it under the broiler with the rack in the top position. WATCH CLOSELY! Cook until cheese bubbles and bread gets lightly golden. Remove from oven and cut into smaller pieces. Serve immediately.

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