May 2011
Texas Toast

On nights where I don’t have time or energy to cook, I often turn to spaghetti and marinara sauce for dinner. As if the spaghetti wasn’t enough carbs, I like to have either a piece of garlic bread or a breadstick with my spaghetti. After all, how else would you soak up the leftover sauce?

I used to just buy a box of Texas toast to keep in my freezer, until I recently took a good look at the nutrition facts. Trans fats, artificial ingredients and colorings – yuck! I knew I needed to come up with something homemade to keep in my freezer.

The concept of this bread is simple. Take a loaf of Italian bread, slice it up, spread some garlic butter on it and individually freeze them so you can make a few pieces at a time, as opposed to a whole loaf of garlic bread. If you are feeling adventurous, throw some mozzarella cheese on top!

Texas Toast
Yields: 12-15 pieces of toast

Ingredients:
1 loaf Italian bread (homemade or store bought)
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced finely
1 tablespoon fresh parsely, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions:
Slice the bread into 1 inch thick slices.

In a smal bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, parlsey and orgeano. Spread the butter on one side of the bread, and place on a baking sheet.

Freeze on a baking sheet for at least an hour, then transfer to a zip-lock bag.

To bake: Preheat the oven to 375 degree. Bake the toast for 5 minutes, then broil under high heat for 3-5 minutes, or until toasted.

Source: Cooking with Chrissy original recipe.

Print Friendly

This entry was posted in Bread, Freezer Friendly. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Texas Toast

  1. Michelle says:

    What a great idea! I love garlic bread with my pasta too. I will have to try this.

  2. chefshellina says:

    Oh man- I love texas toast- and I’m totally impressed that you thought to make it up then freeze it for later. Great idea. (Also helps with portion control I’m sure lol)

  3. I love the idea of making this yourself and keeping it in the freezer! Just genius, Chrissy. Great for my Texas toast cravings. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful blog and I’m going to explore more of your recipes. :)

  4. Annie says:

    I love making Texas Toast! So much better than store bought!

  5. maria Brandao/Chef Mommy says:

    Great idea! I never thought about freezing this but of course.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>