This is the perfect way to revitalise a loaf of good bread that’s maybe a day or two past its best. There is nothing clever or complicated about this post, but I HATE WASTE, so this little hack prevents unnecessary garbage and is an ideal family friendly accompliment to a lower carb main dish. I mean who doesn’t enjoy a wedge of garlic butter saturated bread now and then?
Start by cutting the loaf of bread, nearly all the way through to the base, into one inch slices, both horizontally and vertically. This process we shall now officially name ‘hedgehogging.’
Garlic Butter Recipe
Cream together one pack of softened slightly salted butter with three (or 4, your call) big crushed garlic cloves. Stir in a handful of chopped parsley. Done.
Spread your garlic butter along each horizontal and vertical cut. And don’t hold back! Wrap any remaining garlic butter in cling film and chuck in the freezer for another day.
Wrap the entire loaf in aluminium foil and bake for 30 minutes at 180c or 350f. Peel back the foil and put back in the oven for a final 10 minutes.
Transfer to a serving plate and pop on the centre of the table for your family to help themselves to. The little columns just tear out really easily and are ridiculously moorish!
If you don’t need to serve the garlic bread straight away, don’t waste it. Put the unbaked garlic buttered hedgehog in the freezer and then work it into your menu plan for another week.
Give it a try this weekend. Oh, and add some mouthwash to the shopping list!