A family favorite for many years, this spread makes the best garlic bread ever. Use if for garlic toast or tin foil bread.
2 tablespoons minced or mashed garlic (approx. 1 garlic bulb)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground recommended)
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
Combine ingredients and mix well. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week. May be frozen for future use.
For garlic toast. Spread on sliced pieces of bread, place on baking sheet, and broil until lightly browned.
For tin foil bread. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice a baguette (or other long loaf) in half length-wise through the center of the loaf. Separate the two halves, spread each cut side generously with Garlic Bread Spread. Re-stack the two halves and cut into slices. Place sliced loaf on large sheet of foil, fold over foil along the center, and then fold in the ends.* Bake for 20-30 minutes until center pieces of loaf are warmed through and spread is completely melted. *May be frozen at this point for heating at another time. To use, let rest on counter for 1 hour to thaw completely before heating in oven.