North Italia | White Truffle Garlic Bread

I think I’m on an Italian diet half of the time. I love carbs and cheese a little too much.  Definitely a YOLO of a cheat meal.  However, when I’m not too hungry, and I am craving my most beloved flavor (truffle), I head over to North Italia for some white truffle garlic bread. It can be shared or treated as your own meal.  I definitely cannot finish this on my own since there is a lot and the flavor is oily and buttery.  That’s why I like to recreate my version at home to not only cut out some of the calories, but also to enjoy a little bit more without feeling that is is overbearing. Here’s how:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup organic virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 large loaf french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the butter, olive oil, and minced garlic. Cook and stir the mixture until the butter is melted.
  • Add the cubed bread to a large bowl then pour the garlic butter mixture on top and toss thoroughly to combine.
  • Scatter the bread cubes in a single layer on the lined baking sheet then bake for 10 minutes.
  • Mix together the bread cubes on the baking sheet then bake them until golden brown.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and immediately sprinkle it with the Parmesan cheese, tossing it together on the baking sheet.
  • Place the bread on a dish and add the ricotta cheese on top.
  • Drizzle on the truffle oil.