Garlic Bread Margherita Pizza Recipe

Its not always required to make dough from scratch, sometimes all you need is bread and a little imagination. From Amandak by the Bay, a Garlic Bread Margherita Pizza recipe is suggested for those moments you just can't help but eat a slice! 

Loaf of french bread
Approx. 2 tbs. roasted garlic cloves
Approx. 2 tbs. butter
2 tomatoes, sliced
Fresh mozzarella, sliced
Fresh basil, chopped
Balsamic vinegar
Fresh ground black pepper
Leaf Oregano

1. Slice the loaf of french bread in half vertically, then in half horizontally. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe dish. Chop roasted garlic and add to melted butter. Use a fork to mash garlic with butter to release all that garlic-y flavor goodness.
3. Spread butter/garlic mixture on the four pieces of french bread. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on bread. Top french bread with tomato and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle bread with oregano and top with fresh ground pepper.
4. Place loaves on cookie sheet, and let cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. Mozzarella should be nice and melty.
5. Turn on your broiler to low, and let pizza broil for just a few minutes. Watch them the whole time, you don't want it to burn. Cheese should start to bubble and edges of the bread should be golden.
6.  Remove from oven, top with fresh basil and sprinkle with a little more balsamic vinegar. Cut pieces of bread in half again and enjoy!

Posted by Diane Araga, on January 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM