It’s no secret that my family loves bread. We love Italian bread, artisan bread, banana bread – we even love plain old sandwich bread! But one of our absolute favorites is Garlic Texas Toast. You know, the kind that you find in the freezer section of the grocery store. Covered in butter, garlic and, sometimes, even smothered with mozzarella cheese.
There are two thing I don’t like about Texas Toast (1) The long list of ingredients that, quite frankly, I can’t even pronounce! (2) The price. Seriously – nearly $3.00 for eight little slices of bread? I knew there had to be a better way.
So, I set out to make semi-homemade Garlic Texas Toast – and what I came up with totally knocked our socks off! I’ll never buy the frozen stuff again.
Semi-Homemade Garlic Texas Toast
1 Loaf thick sliced sandwich bread
1 stick of butter (room temperature works best)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or a bit more if you like a bit more garlic)
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
A dash of black pepper
In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the butter, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.
Using a spatula or a butter knife, spread a thin layer of the butter mixture on each piece of bread. (I usually get about 10 slices of Garlic Texas Toast with this recipe – and I just use the rest of the bread to make French Toast).
Place the bread butter side up on a baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes. Turn the bread over, and bake another 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. (If you like cheese on your bread, bake the slices for 3 minutes and then top them with cheese and bake them for 2-3 more minutes – don’t worry about flipping them over).