Banters, avert your eyes. This buttery carb fest is not meant you. However, if fresh crispy bread, oozing with melted butter, garlic, fresh coriander and sweet, spicy peppers is your thing, then keep reading.
I ate half a loaf of this delicious Thai inspired garlic bread for lunch, and I’m not even ashamed. The tang of the fresh lime juice and zest offsets the creamy butter infused with garlic, and the fresh coriander leaves complement the sweet and spicy Pepperdew peppers. It’s bite sized morsels of Thai flavours, all having a party on crispy crusted bread.
If you really like spicy food, rather use a fresh, de-seeded finely diced red chilli (I only had a jar of Pepperdews in the fridge, they are known as piquanté peppers elsewhere in the world).
If you have any flavoured butter left after you have made the bread, schmear that amazingness all over a chicken before you roast it. (Drool!)
Make this for your next party. Actually make more than one, the first loaf won’t even last 10 seconds after you take it out of it’s foil casing.
- 100g butter, softened
- Handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped finely
- Zest and juice of one lime
- 2 tsp chopped Pepperdew (piquanté) peppers
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 loaf French bread
- Preheat the oven to 180•C (350•F)
- Mix the coriander, lime, peppers, garlic and salt into the butter.
- Slice the loaf of bread into 1.5cm slices, stopping before you get to the bottom so the loaf remains in tact.
- Spread the infused butter between the slices of the bread.
- Wrap the bread in some aluminium foil and place in the oven for 15min.
- Serve warm.