Pain à l’ail Sexy (Yes, garlic bread can be this sexy)

There’s an old saying. When something is this easy, you’d be remiss to not at least try. Or something like that. Regardless, this sexy little garlic bread recipe is that good and that easy.


  • 2 regular or panini style baguettes
  • 4-6 cups arugula
  • 1 package of goat’s cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tbsp chives (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp arugula (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • Half a lemon zested and also use that half for juice
  • Salt & Pepper

It’s nice to have a stand mixer around for whipping the garlic butter but it’s not essential. Also, you can add whatever herbs you want, but the ones listed above do taste great.

  1. Preheat your oven’s broiler.
  2. Add the butter to the mixer and start running it on a slow speed. Once it’s whipped up a bit, add all the herbs, wine, lemon zest and juice and the salt & pepper. Increase the speed to high and let it go for a few minutes. You’re looking for a light, airy, whipped butter. (Great on fish or steak too!)
  3. Cut the breads length wise all the way so there are four halves.
  4. Spread the butter all over. Use a lot so it soaks in!
  5. Place them on a cookie sheet and put them under the broiler. Watch them so they don’t burn!
  6. When the breads are browned and the butter is bubbling take them out but keep the broiler on.
  7. Put on the goats cheese, covering the breads all over, then place them back under the broiler long enough so the cheese melts a bit.
  8. Take the breads out and pile on the arugula. Crack a little pepper on top, maybe drizzle on a little extra virgin olive oil.

That, my friends, is as easy as it gets. Now make out with this bread.


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