It still amazes me how many people I see putting pre made garlic bread in their shopping trolleys. All you need is a bread roll of your choice, for me it’s any white roll I can find in the freezer. In one hot dog or hamburger roll you can cut 4-6 slices, not quite all the way through, spread on margarine or butter and sprinkle with herbs. Soften up your marg or butter adding as much garlic as you like, then spread onto your roll (any leftover garlic butter can be stored in fridge for another time or cooking a steak). You can either wrap this roll in foil and bake in a heated 180*C oven for 10-15 mins for a soft garlic bread (then open the foil for a few mins to crisp up a little). I have a tendency to put the roll on a tray/dish and pop in as is. We like crusty garlic bread.
1 roll works for us (now 3 at home) as I get 6 slices. It is only an accompaniment to a meal so the slices for us don’t need to be huge but you can of course use more than one roll for your meal if you wish.
Fresh garlic is best but jarred works just as well.
Try garlic and herbs together.
Mix a little grated parmesan cheese into the butter.
Of course you can use grain or wholemeal rolls.
You can use turkish bread or rolls if you wish.
Spread one roll with garlic butter and another with herb butter.
I always have a packet of rolls of some sort in my freezer, they are very versatile.
This is great if you have unexpected visitors and wish to stretch a meal further. Turn on the oven to heat. The rolls can be defrosted in the microwave quickly, cut, buttered, and before you know it dinner will be ready and so will be your garlic bread.
Much much cheaper than store bought.
It is that easy.