A mouth-watering example of garlic bread. Sliced ciabatta bread is brushed with a garlic-flavoured butter, topped with mozzarella and baked until crisp and brown.
Use fresh garlic and fresh parsley, if desired. Add some dried red chilli flakes for a kick!
I replace the mozzrella with 1/2 cup parmesan...and it turns out amazing every time!! I simplify the whole recipe by stirring the garlic powder, parsley, and parmesan into softened butter to make a thick paste, spread the mixture onto the bread slices, and sprinkling a bit of paprika in the center of each piece...then bake! To die for!! - 14 Nov 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Four stars as written, using garlic powder and dried parsley. Five stars, using fresh garlic and parsley. I used long, crusty Italian rolls so I didn't bother to bake them. Just toasting these under the broiler worked just fine. Heavier, of course, than traditional garlic bread, but nice for a treat. Very good! - 07 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
After this, I will NEVER BUY STORE BOUGHT GARLIC BREAD AGAIN!!! We love garlic bread and this one tops all garlic breads!! I only used 1 TBLS garlic powder (which was plenty) and the "sauce" only covered half a loaf of french bread. Of course, the bread was gone in no time! I'm just sorry to see what I have been missing all this time...thanks Noelle! - 21 Aug 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)