First, I made Garten’s “outrageous” garlic bread, which is meant to be a modern spin on the classic side dish.
In her “Modern Comfort Food” cookbook, Garten wrote that she wanted to update the traditional garlic-bread recipe from the 1960s that was “usually soft, doughy Italian bread dripping with garlic butter.”
“I’ve taken a fresh look at it and made the ultimate garlic bread by slathering a crusty baguette with lots of slow-cooked garlic, Parmesan, parsley, and lemon zest, and baking it until it’s beautifully browned on top,” she added . “It’s so good!”
To make Garten’s “outrageous” garlic bread at home, you’ll need:
- A crusty French baguette
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Fresh parsley
Unlike Stewart’s recipe, Garten’s bread comes with plenty of butter — and more than double the garlic.