Appetizer: garlic bread on rustic wooden table. Three toasted bread slices with garlic and parsley on rustic wooden table. Parsley bunch, garlic cloves and olive oil complete the composition. Predominant colors are yellow and brown. XXXL 42Mp studio photo taken with SONY A7rII and Zeiss Batis 40mm F2.0 CF
For The Most Flavorful Garlic Bread, Use Softened Over Melted Butter
Garlic bread is typically brushed with melted butter or olive oil before toasting, but for the most flavorful garlic bread, use softened over melted butter.
Softened butter carries seasoning and minced garlic evenly, ensuring that each bite is flavorful. Unlike melted butter, it won't make the bread too soggy.
When spread evenly over the bread, the softened butter gradually melts as it bakes, resulting in a perfectly toasted exterior while maintaining a moist, flavorful interior.
Let the unsalted butter soften on the counter — you can quicken the process by cutting it into cubes. Once it's soft, mix in minced garlic, herbs, and seasoning for flavor.
For a pop of umami, mix in miso and MSG. Then, spread the mixture over your sliced bread and sprinkle on parmesan or mozzarella cheese before popping it in the oven.