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Garlic bread toasts

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  • 2 ciabatta loaves
  • 140g butter , softened
  • 4-6 garlic cloves , crushed
  • handful parsley , chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)


  • STEP 1

    Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Toast the crust side for 2 mins until really crispy. Mix together butter, garlic and parsley in a bowl. Spread over the cut bread halves. Sprinkle over the Parmesan. Just before serving place on a baking sheet, then cook under a hot grill for 5 mins until toasty and lightly golden. Let it cool for 1 min before cutting into thick slices.


The butter can be
made ahead and
kept up to 1 week
in the fridge or
3 months in the
freezer. Make the
garlic bread and
keep in the fridge
for 1 day or the
freezer for 1 month.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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