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HERB TRUFFLE GARLIC BREAD WITH RICOTTA

Easy homemade garlicbread recipe with toasted bread cubes, fresh herbs, a healthy dose of olive oiland white truffle oil, tons of flavorful roasted garlic oozing with fresh mozzarella,ricotta and grana Padano.  This garlicbread is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and one of the best things you’ll ever eat!


Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: the communal feast

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf good-quality bread cut into large cubes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons white truffle oil plus more for drizzling
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese at room temperature
  • Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese for grating
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil finely chopped

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425°.  
  • 2. Melt butter and stir in 1-2tsp white truffle oil
  • 3. Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl.  
  • 4, In a small bowl, combine olive oil and melted truffle butter. Grate the garlic into the oil, stirring to combine.  Drizzle over the bread cubes and toss to coat, ensuring each bread cube has been coated.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss again and spread in an even layer on a large baking sheet.  
  • 5, Bake for 6 to 8 minutes just enough so that the edges are golden but the middle is soft. Remove from the oven.
  • 6. Set the oven to broil -high.  Transfer the bread cubes to a cast-iron skillet or other baking dish. Arrange the mozzarella around the bread. See pictures above.
  • 7. Broil for 3 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.  Remove from the oven.  
  • 8. Grate a very generous amount of Grana Padano or Parmesan all over.  Top with the ricotta cheese, fresh herbs and a drizzle of white truffle oil.  Serve hot.