There’s a reason as to why garlic bread has built a cult-like following.
Pizza Shop Garlic Bread
The booty call of garlic breads. It’s thick, it’s sexy and it’s lathered in grease and ready for your late night garlic cravings. But that’s just it, it’s a booty call. You ain’t there for commitment and frankly you know you can do better. But it satisfies. And when you’re lost in the passion of the moment, wellllllll what can you do?
Garlic Naan Bread
When I think of garlic bread, garlic naan does not come to mind. They are two separate identities in my mind. Distant cousins, maybe. Twice removed. But oh BOY is it something magical. Garlic naan has altered the versatility of garlic bread forever. No longer do we have to forgo our lust for garlic bread when we run out pasta and pizza and must broaden our diet a little. We suffer no more.
Frozen Garlic Bread
Frozen food is never going win over a date. But really who are we kidding, an endless supply of garlic bread at your disposal is waaaaay better than any date anyway. Emergency garlic bread should be mandatory in every freezer because who knows when you won’t be able to scrounge enough change together for a delivery fee? Plus there are some goddamn good frozen garlic breads on the market if you’re willing to spend a little more for some pizazz. Don’t forget the crunch factor you just never get with a takeout bread. /drools
Restaurant Style Garlic Bread
Ah, the high maintenance aunt of garlic breads. You’d think since you’re spending twice the cash for half the bread it better be damn tasty and I mean it is… But is it worth it? That is debatable. Okay I’m lying, garlic bread is ALWAYS worth it but the problem with the restaurant environment is that chefs sometimes become consumed with how the bread must look. It must look fancy and well that leads to less carbohydrate goodness. I love a good crunchy outer layer but to get that it, restaurants sometimes sacrifice the thick bready middle that all carb lovers adore.
Cheesy Garlic Bread
It’s very rare to see someone mess with tradition and succeed but holy mother of cow I am so glad they did. How do you make anything better? You add flippin cheesy goodness that’s how. Garlic bread and cheese are like a match made in heaven. It’s like they’re constantly in the honeymoon stage of their relationship. There’s no bickering, only love.
Homemade Garlic Bread
Homemade garlic bread is what you make of it. It could be gods greatest gift or a burnt brick. But the best thing about homemade garlic bread is that you are in control. You get to lather garlic butter in the bread until it’s exploding the seams. You get to lightly toast or crisp that bread right to its core. And damn it can be glorious. With that being said if you struggle to cook two minute noodles then do yourself a favour and just call the pizza shop. You’re welcome.
Words by Bridget Kerry.
Image by Rachael Sharman.