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Cheese Garlic Bread (Super Easy!)

Fantastic side to an indulgent meal or if you're hardcore, have this any time of the day because you can.
Love cheese stuffed garlic bread but are put off by the countless ingredients added in the ones at your local supermarket (which by the way, don't even include actual butter!? Even the expensive ones!) Yep, me too. It's such an easy thing to make so why not just have the good stuff!!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Cheesy garlic bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Genevieve

Ingredients

  • 1 French stick aka baguette (note 1)
  • 100 g /3.5oz unsalted butter melted or soft at room temperature
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 4 pinches sea salt ~¼ teaspoon
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella (note 2)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar (note 2)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 220°C/430°F.
  • Slice the french stick, at about 2.5cm/1 inch apart but not all the way through. The slices should remain intact. Cut the french stick into two even halves, forming two shorter loaves.
  • Combine melted butter, salt, fresh parsley and garlic. Mix well.
  • Place the french sticks onto a sheet of foil paper, ensuring plenty of room along the edges.
  • Spoon about ½ teaspoon of garlic butter mixture into cut sides of bread, if you've got some leftovers, just go back and evenly distribute the butter into the incisions. (note 2)
  • Combine the shredded cheeses and generously stuff the cheeses into the incisions. About a small pinch of shredded cheese in each incision. The bread loaf will curl slightly, that's okay.
  • With the stuffed and buttered french sticks side by side, wrap the edges with excess foil paper. Leave the top exposed.
  • Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until cheese starts to blister and bread crisp golden.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Note 1. French stick, aka baguette is the perfect bread to make a good cheese garlic bread. I've always loved how tender soft the garlic breads are on the inside with a crispy exterior from Dominos. I've found the most basic French sticks you can get your hands on from your local bakery or supermarkets are perfect. Not the rustic, crusty style ones. For my Aussie readers, those $1.50 sticks from Coles or Woolies is what you want!
Note 2. Mozzarella and cheddar cheeses Ready shredded cheeses just don't melt as well due to the added anti-caking agents. If you want that delicious looking stretch each time you tear off a piece of that cheesy garlic bread, make the effort and grate the cheese at home. It literally takes about 30 seconds. Worth every second too. ;) Plus! block cheeses are cheaper anyway.
Make double. Double the recipe and instead of baking all of it, freeze half for a rainy day! Just make sure to wrap tightly with foil paper. Keeps well in the freezer for up to 4 months. If baking from frozen, add additional 8 to 10 minutes of bake time. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.1g | Protein: 13.1g | Fat: 22.4g | Saturated Fat: 14.1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 1.4g | Calcium: 214mg