Everybody loves the crunchy crust and soft tender bits of garlic bread – why not get more of it?
I had a loaf of sourdough bread and half a loaf of French bread – rather than tear it I cut it all into approximately 2 inch pieces.
Melt 1/2 cup butter, stir in 2 garlic cloves and 1 small shallot – both chopped fine. Naturally, use more garlic if you feel so inclined (and everybody is eating it…).
In a large bowl combine the melted butter, garlic and shallot mixture – add in the cubed bread, season with salt and pepper and toss well.
This is great made earlier in the day too, just let it sit and absorb all those flavours.
When you are ready to serve, spread cubes on baking sheet – take care not to overcrowd the pieces. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes just until the outside is nice and crispy, golden brown.
Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve – everybody will love it!
Serve this with as any side dish, or with your favorite soup or salad.