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1 clove garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup butter or stick margarine, softened*
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch sliced
1. Heat oven to 400°.
2. Mix garlic and butter.
3. Spread butter mixture over 1 side of each bread slice. Reassemble loaf; wrap securely in heavy-duty aluminum foil.
4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.
Herb-Cheese Bread: Omit garlic. Mix 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt with the butter.
Onion Bread: Omit garlic if desired. Mix 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion or chives with the butter.
Seeded Bread: Omit garlic if desired. Mix 1 teaspoon celery seed, poppy seed, dill seed or sesame seed with the butter.
From "Betty Crocker's Complete Cookbook, Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today, 9th Edition." Text Copyright 2000 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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