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:
- 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
- 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.