Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Goat Cheese Pesto Garlic Bread

1 Stick Butter
1/2 C Olive Oil
8 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed
3 T Dried Parsley
Pinch of Salt
Melt together and simmer for 5 minutes.

1 Large Loaf of Ciabatta Bread or your favorite French Bread
Cut loaf lengthwise and spoon on above mixture. Make Goat Cheese Pesto.

Goat Cheese Pesto
8 oz Goat Cheese
4 oz Prepared Pesto
1/2 t Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 C Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese
Mix together in food processor to make a paste.
Spread on bread over Garlic Butter. Top with grated parmesan. Broil on a low rack until light brown. Serve!

Background: I first made the Goat Cheese Pesto years ago when developing products for Trader Joe's, it ended up on their shelf as Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms. I loved it so much that I have used it on appetizers (recipes to come) and now this amazing garlic bread. This bread always gets rave reviews, just as it did at Suzi's party this weekend. So Suz this one's for you! Enjoy! xo

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