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WARNING: Do not schedule a cholesterol check within a week of enjoying this bread. This has become a traditional treat at a friend's New Years Day barbeque party. It's just not New Years Day without Di's Clog Your Artery Garlic Bread. I have mentioned that the cooking time is 45 minutes, however this will depend on if you add more than 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
- 1 loaf sour dough french breadstick
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1⁄2 cup salted butter
- 2 cups whole whipping cream
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
- cracked pepper (a couple of good turns of the pepper grinder)
- fresh parsley, chopped (to garnish)
- additional grated parmesan cheese, if required
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F or 190 C or British Gas Mark 5.
- Dice all the garlic very finely.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt a quarter of butter so you are left with a 1/4 cup remaining of the original 1/2 cup of butter, then add the garlic to the melting butter and saute until garlic is golden.
- Add remaining butter to sauce pan until all is melted.
- Slice the french bread lengthwise creating two halves, then cut 3" thick slices across each half, but do not cut all the way through yet.
- Place the two halves of french bread next to each other on a cookie sheet covered with cooking foil.
- Next, slowly and evenly pour the garlic and butter over EACH HALF of the french bread.
- Let the garlic butter melt into the bread.
- Set sauce pan aside but DO NOT clean it yet.
- Place the two lenghtwise halves of the french bread back together to form one bread stick.
- Bake uncovered until the outside is slightly crispy and the inside is very warm.
- While bread is heating, pour the whipping cream into the buttery sauce pan, add the freshly grated parmesan cheese and the rest of the spices.
- Stir slowly for a while until sauce is thick and rich and most of the parmesan cheese has melted into the sauce.
- This may take 15 minutes or so.
- Note: You can add more cheese to help thicken the cream at any time.
- When bread is warm and sauce is ready, open the bread back up, place in a serving dish and pour the sauce all over it.
- This may need two people to get the sauce into the cracks of the slices: one to pour and the other uses two forks to open it up.
- But choose the second person carefully.
- You don't want someone who can't control their drools.
- The cream should be all over the bread and the serving dish.
- You will need a knife and spatula to serve your Artery Bread and be ready to wipe the brow of your guests, they will be in heaven.
This is still awesome!! Of course better when you made it, since i didn't have to do anything but eat. But my whole family loved it! What's not to love, garlic, cheese, butter cream...a heart attack waiting to happen. LOL. My mom said this was so bad...and had another piece. ;-) Thanks chrissy!
Whew!, this was so good! I am truly a bread lover and thanks to Zaar, now a garlic lover! This recipe appealed to me on both counts. I made 1/2 recipe because it is just DH and myself, but don't worry the other 1/2 will be prepared the same way! I used whole wheat french bread. Other than this, I prepared the recipe as instructed, except we were in such a hurry to eat, I forgot the parsley garnish! Delicious and quite easy to prepare! Thanks ChrissyO! Prepared in participation with Zaar Cookbook tag!