Ciabatta Garlic Bread with Cheese
How to Make Ciabatta Garlic Bread with Cheese
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Mince garlic and add salt. With a large chef's knife, combine the garlic and salt to make a paste. Use the flat end of the knife to smooth the mixture. Add a pinch more salt if the mixture is not getting moist or smooth enough. This takes a bit of time, but worth the effort. Add black pepper and combine.
- Heat olive oil in medium size saucepan on medium/low heat. Add the garlic paste, let simmer 30 seconds then turn off the heat or if using an electric stove, remove from heat. Leave in pan to cool slightly.
- Place wrapped loaf on baking sheet, place on middle rack in oven and bake 15 minutes. Open foil to expose the top of the bread. Sprinkle a little more cheese on exposed bread if desired. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Slice into 1 to 1-1/2 inch portions.