Recently, my friend and I (and her sweet daughter) were planning on getting together to make some freezer meals for a family in need. We were trying to make sure we had complete meals, so we needed something to go with the delicious spaghetti pie.
I finally remembered that I had bookmarked this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, oh…about a year ago and never got around to trying it.
We decided to add it to the list, even though we had never tried it out. We made an extra loaf for ourselves to make sure it tasted good and all. We would hate to give it to someone without trying it…
We both sampled it out that night, with our extra baked spaghetti. We loved it! About the time we finished eating our dinner, I got a text from her that her whole family LOVED the garlic bread and the kids were begging for more.
(Freezer Cooking Tip…always make sure you leave one meal out of the freezer to serve THAT night. After a day of cooking you will not feel like cooking dinner!)
12 tablespoons butter, softened
4 garlic cloves, very finely minced
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
12 (1-inch) slices Italian or French bread
Using a fork, beat butter, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in small bowl until combined. Spread butter mixture evenly over both sides of bread.
Freeze the slices on a large baking sheet or plate until firm, about 15 minutes. After they are firm, transfer the slices to a freezer ziploc bag and freeze for up to one month.
To serve, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bread on rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown on the first side, about 10 minutes. Flip and bake until golden brown on the second side, 6-7 minutes more. Serve.
Note: To serve the bread immediately instead of freezing, bake buttered bread on rimmed baking sheet at 425 degrees for 8 minutes then flip and bake 5 more minutes on the second side.
Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe