This Cheesy Garlic Ciabatta Bread is great for mopping up that extra tomato sauce you might have on your plate.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Equipment: 1 rimmed baking sheet pan
1 loaf of Tuscan Garlic Ciabatta bread (substitute regular Ciabatta)
Ingredients For *Compound Butter:
1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter, unsalted and room temperature
2 cloves garlic, freshly grated
2 tablespoons of Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of basil leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of oregano leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups finely grated mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
Cut it in half down the center of the loaf and open into two halves. In a large bowl mix together the ingredients for the *compound butter. Spread the *compound butter over both halves, cover completely. Add the finely grated Mozzarella cheese to one half. Put the two halves together and wrap with foil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Unwrap the foil and slice. Serve hot. There you have it. my Cheesy Garlic Ciabatta Bread.
*Compound butter: A mixture of butter and supplementary ingredients such as herbs, spices, fresh garlic, salt, and pepper.