Don’t waste your money on the processed store-bought stuff. It only takes ten minutes and five ingredients to make your own homemade freezer garlic bread.
I don’t love to admit it, but I have a weakness for store-bought frozen Texas toast. You know, the oval-shaped stuff you bake from frozen? It just pairs so perfectly with any sort of pasta dish. Of course, I much prefer homemade garlic bread, but we rarely buy any type of bread that isn’t regular whole wheat sandwich bread. You can bet if I make a loaf of French bread from scratch, I’ll be using at least a few slices to make homemade garlic bread.
It occurred to me a while back that it wouldn’t be difficult at all to make homemade freezer garlic bread. It only took me a few minutes to put together the spread, butter the toast, and stick everything in the freezer. Now we have access to garlic bread any time we want it and we didn’t pay for the over-priced, over-processed version from the freezer section of the grocery store.
One of the best things about this homemade freezer garlic bread- other than how awesome it tastes- is that it can totally be adapted to your own preferences. You can use any sort of homemade or store-bought bread. You can adjust the amounts of the seasonings I use, or you could add in your own favorites. You can even toss in some Parmesan cheese to kick it up a notch.
Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread
1 c. butter, room temperature
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
16 slices Texas toast
In a medium bowl, combine butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Mash and mix until everything is well incorporated. Spread one side of each slice of toast with about a tablespoon of the butter mixture, making sure to cover all the way to the edges. Place slices buttered side up on a baking sheet and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Place in freezer for an hour. Remove and transfer slices to a gallon-size zip-top freezer bag.
To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place desired number of slices buttered side up on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.