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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Garlic Bread on San Francisco Sourdough

I've had a lot of garlic bread in my life - at restaurants, friend's homes but I've found that I tend to be...well, bored with most garlic breads. They are either too lightly flavored, stale, poor quality bread and really I just don't care for it. However, my mom has taught me the secrets to preparing the a fool-proof delicious garlic bread and all of it depends on the quality of bread - sourdough bread (Sorry east coasters!) When it comes to high quality sourdough bread, San Francisco is where it's always been. There are disagreements as to which bakery makes the best bread - but every time we make garlic bread we use the Semifreddi's bread, available only in Northern California. Here is a picture of the bay :)
Garlic Bread on San Francisco Sourdough

1 loaf of Semifreddi's Sourdough
Garlic powder
Parsley, minced

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Slice the loaf in half lengthwise but not all the way so that the halves are still attached. Pry open and spread butter on both sides of the loaf making sure to go all the way to the ends.
3.Generously sprinkle the garlic powder over the two halves. Sprinkle on the parsley. Lightly sprinkle paprika.
4. Place the two halves back together and cut thick slices in the bread, again leaving the spine intact.
5. Put the loaf in a paper bag in oven at for 15-20 minutes or into it smells so good you can't wait.

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