Garlic Bread

1 loaf French or Italian bread

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

2-3 garlic cloves, very finely minced or put through garlic press

1 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp paprika

Parmesan cheese, grated

Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 375. Cut the bread into 1-inch slices, not quite cutting through the bottom crust, so the slices stay separate but attached to each other. Put the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-second intervals, until it is melted. Add the spices and cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Put the bread in the middle of enough aluminum foil to wrap the loaf. With a spoon, apply 1/2 teaspoon of the butter mixture to each side of each slice. Pour any leftover butter on the top crust and spread it around. Wrap the foil around the bread, making sure it is fully encased. Bake for 15-25 minutes, until crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.

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