I'm a sucker for good garlic bread. I will on occasion make a garlic bread that's almost identical to monkey bread... just pieces of dough, rolled in butter, but in garlic, parsley, chives and parmesan instead of cinnamon sugar. Came across this recipe and now I have to try it.
1 large loaf Ciabatta bread
4 - 6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup room temperature butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
*optional 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F
Using a serrated knife cut your bread into thick slices leaving about ½- inch at the bottom uncut. Be careful not to cut the bread all the way through, as you need the bread to hold together to contain all the filling.
In a medium bowl combine the remaining ingredients with a fork.
Stuff the filling into the crevices of the bread evenly. You might think you have too much filing, you don't. Use it all.
Wrap the bread tightly in aluminum foil, place the bread on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover the bread and bake for an additional 5 minutes to crisp up the outside of the bread.