The Very Best Cheesy Garlic Bread
The staple garlic side order. We take our garlic bread pretty seriously so we try and test many variations and only the best make it to the table. This one takes garlic bread to a whole new level. You don’t have to add the cheese if you prefer the purist version. The paprika adds the perfect final touch for flavour and colour.
3-4 large garlic cloves
100g mozzarella ball
100g any hard strong cheese
Handful of any combination of fresh parsley, rosemary, basil and marjoram
Paprika for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Take all the filling ingredients, place them into a food processor, crushing in the garlic cloves and blend until completely mixed. Cut the bread into diagonal slices about 2/3 of the way through so the loaf stays intact. Use the flat knife to spread the filling generously in between the slices. Place the loaf on to a large piece of kitchen foil and wrap loosely sealing the ends and top. (break the loaf in half if it won’t fit in the oven) Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until all the filling is melted. For the last five minutes you can open the foil, sprinkle on the paprika and brown the top. Serve immediately.
Originally posted 2012-01-17 12:17:45.