Our internet has been out the last few days, but we had Cheesy Bread Saturday night.
1 loaf of Italian Baguette or French Bread (18-20ish inches)
1 stick butter melted
4-5 cloves garlic finely minced or 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder (adjust according to personal preference)
1-2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley or 1/2-1 teaspoon dried parsley for garnish
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I used parmesan and a bit of mozzarella)
DIRECTIONS Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your loaf of bread lengthwise so that you have two long pieces to work with. Melt 1 stick of butter (1minute in the microwave does the trick). Stir finely minced garlic and parsley into the melted butter. Using a spatula, spread butter/garlic mixture over the bread. Put the bread back together, cover in tinfoil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, open bread back up and top with shredded cheese of your choice. Leave bread open faced at this point. If you want crispy garlic bread, turn on your broiler and broil bread for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese melts. If you want a softer garlic bread, top with cheese and put back into the 400 degree oven for 4-5 minutes or until cheese melts.