bread was invented in the 1940s in an Italian restaurant. In
this variation, herbs are used to enhance the garlic flavor. The
difference between a spice and an herb is that an herb is the
aromatic leaf of a plant, while spices are made from the seeds,
bark, fruit, flower or roots of plants.
1 loaf French bread, sliced
1. Set the
sliced loaf of French bread on a sheet aluminum foil.
garlic clove, crushed in a garlic press
teaspoons dried thyme
teaspoon dried marjoram
teaspoon dried rosemary
teaspoon dried parsley
2. In a medium
bowl, mix the butter with the garlic.
3. Crush the herbs
in a mortar with a pestle and then add to
butter, using a wooden spoon.
4. Spread evenly on
each slice of bread. Wrap loaf in the foil.
5. Bake in a
° oven for 20 minutes.
Provençal herb butter: Mix ½ cup butter, 1 tablespoon
black olives, ½ teaspoon chopped rosemary,
teaspoon crushed garlic and pepper to taste.
Regular garlic butter: Omit thyme, marjoram and rosemary.
a full teaspoon parsley in place of the ¼ teaspoon.
Makes 8-12 slices or 4-6 servings of 2 slices each