This recipe legitimately haunts my dreams. And not in an 'oh no, I ate too much cheese before bed and now the cheese is chasing me in a nightmare' kind of way, more like a waking up with a lil patch of drool kind of way. Cute, I know.
Garlic bread is possibly one of the best foods out there. For reals. Whoever thought of putting garlic and butter together and smothering it on warm bread needs some kind of medal. And a hug. This caprese garlic bread is possibly the best way to make garlic bread that I've ever tried. I've tried a lot of garlic bread in my life as well, just FYI.
So, here's what you need and how to make it:
Ingredients (makes two large pieces like the one in my image):
- Ciabatta loaf
- 2 Salad tomatoes
- Mozzarella ball
- Fresh basil (5 or 6 leaves)
- 4 Garlic cloves
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
1.) Mince the garlic and combine it with the butter. We use 5 or 6 tablespoons to make sure there's enough for a good coating.
2.) Cut the ciabatta loaf in half horizontally. Butter the two halves.
3.) Cut the mozzarella ball into thin slices. Place on the loaf and pop under the grill for 15 minutes.
4.) Whilst this is grilling, chop the tomatoes and basil into thin slices.
5.) Pop the bread out of the grill, and place the tomato and basil on top of the mozzarella.
6.) As a finishing touch, drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top, and season with salt and pepper.
This recipe is honestly one of my favourite things to make - I hope you all like it too!