Olive oil and fresh herbs create a flavorful bread topping that will turn an ordinary loaf of bread into a savory appetizer with just the right combination of softness and crunch. Serve with pasta or a hearty stew.
Yield: 1 loaf
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise
- Combine the olive oil and rosemary in a small saucepan and heat until fragrant. Brush on the inside of each bread half. Rejoin the halves and wrap the loaf in foil.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until the sides and top are lightly browned.
Featured Ingredient: Rosemary
Rosemary is a highly aromatic herb with great ornamental and culinary value for your garden. The leaves are easily removed from the woody stem and added to flavor a great variety of dishes, from stews and soups to dressings and baked goods, or even mixed with butter and melted over a steak. Unlike most herbs, rosemary's flavor is stronger when just-picked than dried, so it's worth having a fresh source on hand. The plants are also very easy to grow, either directly in the ground or in a pot. With so many uses, it's definitely worth learning how to grow your own rosemary!