Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Garlic Bread (Microwave Version)

This starter played a major role in increasing the BMI of me & my hubby. We used to crave for Pizza Hut’s garlic bread. Aha!! It used to be lip smacking. My hubby knew my craving for garlic bread & he used to make sure we eat it at least once a week during my pregnancy days. I remember eating 1 & ½ portion (1 portion => 4 slices) of garlic bread with cheese 2 days before my delivery too ;)


I had almost forgotten the taste of garlic bread after I moved here. Recently, on one of the lazy saturday afternoon’s, I started looking for garlic bread recipe & I found something interesting here. I gave a try, but did not have high expectations as I did not have an oven & had to compromise with the microwave. It did not come out very well since I used more garlic & the end result became a little bitter. I tried 2-3 times again with small portions until I was happy with the result. However, it would taste better if baked in an oven, but microwave was also not a bad idea :)


Here is my first tried version of garlic bread. I served this with pasta.

Ingredients:
Baguette: 1/2 loaf
Mixed herbs: 1 small pinch on each slice
Margarine: 5 tbsp
Garlic: 3 pods
Salt: A pinch

Method:
  • Slice the baguette into 3/4th inch slices.
  • Roast the garlic on a medium flame till raw smell of garlic disappears & it turns slightly brown. Allow it to cool.
  • Grate the garlic or prepare a paste out of it, mix the garlic with margarine. Add salt, mix well.
  • Spread a pinch of herbs on the sliced baguette & spread the garlic butter/margarine generously over the slice.
  • Arrange it in a microwave safe tray & bake it for 8 minutes.
  • Allow it cool & serve the garlic bread with any dip or with pasta of your choice.



PS: My microwave does not have temperature indications on it. I tried 2 slices first by keeping it in medium power for 5 minutes. The crust became very hard. Hence, kept it on medium for 2 minutes & 6 minutes on low power. It turned out good. Hence, be prepared to perform few trials until you get a hang of your microwave.

21 comments:

  1. Wow thats mouth watering garlic bread..my sis loves this :) will def make for her:)

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  2. hey sushma,
    Love garlic bread! interesting to know that u got it pretty well in the m/w. The slices look wonderfully cheesy and well flavoured :)
    Enjoy!
    TC

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  3. Wow! awsome kanrii thanks for posting i just love garlic bread :)

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  4. I love garlic bread.....can hv it anytime...:)

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  5. I love garlic bread & crave for it often, looks sooo good Sushma

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  6. Looks yum and delightful....

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  7. Garlic bread looks so gud.. nice tempting pics !!

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  8. they look so good and tempting..

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  9. Wow! that looks great. Really tempting. Nice click too.

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  10. Pizza Hut garlic bread is my fav too...infact I just love garlic bread ....umm this one is so tempting...am all want to eat again !

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  11. Awesome pics and the garlic breads are perfectly made... Microwaves have eased our lives...

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  12. oooo..this looks absolutely delicious. Got to try this! Any recommendation for baking temperature and time?

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  13. I love the pizza hut garlic bread too!

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  14. @Pragyan,
    Thanks for your wonderful comments. The site that I referred to baking this bread, mentioned about baking this in preheated oven for 15-20minutes at 300 degree Faranheit.

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  15. Bread looks awesome.. Love the cheesy click.

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  16. This is simply amazing picture of your version! If you hv a grill combi in your mw, you can try this ... (http://fantasycookblog.blogspot.com/search?q=garlic+bread) this gets done in 3 mins first round, 2mins every subsequent round. The videojug recipe too is amazing, hv made it many times on family demand.:) Lovely space here!
    -Purnima.

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  17. Hi is it possible to make garlic bread without baking........If yes please suggest how. I am trying to learn cooking.........

    My boyfriend always say I cannot make gud food so i Want to.

    I do have microvae but it does not have convection features

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  18. @Ruchika,
    If you have the passion to learn new things..,you can learn cooking pretty soon. I didnot have a convection oven till last month. I used to bake the garlic bread in microwave only.
    Just understand the power of your micorwave & go ahead with the above mentioned recipe. Try one portion at a time, by baking it in microwave from 3-7mins (depends on the micowave power settings). Good luck :)

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  19. hi,i am a big fan pof garlic braed.plase sugest me the tempertaure of oven and i tried many diffrent cheese but d way its gum kind of in pizza shop its not at home.which cheese to use plz suggest
    sizzlerpals_03@yahoo.com

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  20. What is included in "mixed herbs"?

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