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.