The first time I ever tasted baguette, was in France, when I was there on a work related trip. The long, thin, narrow rustic bread instantly caught my eye, and I just had to try it. With some butter or garlic spread, it had soon become my go to breakfast and sometimes even dinner.
Last night, I bought a bag of French baguettes from Costco, instantly reminding me of the little time I spent in France. The perfect brown crust, screaming ‘pick me’. And so, I did pick it.
The combination of good quality olive oil, fresh garlic and chillies, livens up any bread. This garlic bread is one such awesomeness loaded with the guilty cheese.
Yes, it tastes so good that I am now guilty of eating the whole baguette, and so is my little toddler I think. That means, I cannot skip my exercises tomorrow.
Well, this recipe has no specific measurements. Just add what you like, how much ever you like.
1/2 of a long baguette
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup grated cheese (I used pepper jack)
3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slit the baguette into two halves. You may cut further into 1 or 2 inch slices, if you like.
- Drizzle olive oil on the bread.
- In a bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients – cheese, garlic, oregano, and red chilli flakes. Spread this mixture evenly on the bread.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
- Sprinkle on some parsley and enjoy hot.