I admit, this is such a staple shop-bought food, you may never think of making it yourself. But shop-bought never has enough garlic flavour and aroma for me, so here’s my recipe to serve around 6 people (as an accompaniment to a main meal).
You will need:
- A French stick / baguette (full size)
- 100g butter at room temperature
- Three large cloves of garlic
- Teaspoon of dried basil
- Sprinkle of salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
Cut the French stick diagonally so you get longer, oval shaped slices. They should be around 2cm thick.
Put the butter in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to cream it slightly. Crush the garlic into the butter, add the basil, salt and pepper and stir vigorously to combine well.
Add a teaspoon of the butter mix to each bread slice and spread over the top. Place the slices butter side up on a baking tray and pop in the oven for around 8 minutes. Don’t let them go too brown.
You can do a cheesy version by grating cheddar on top before putting in the oven.