Sunday, February 22, 2009

A toast to pumpernickel bread

When we saw a loaf of pumpernickel bread on the quick-sale rack at the grocery store, we had to give it a try. My 3-year-old had heard a song about it on "Barney and Friends," but she said she thought it was a pretend food. To be honest, it's not that good plain. So we decided to pump up our pumpernickel. We actually ended up with a yummy and unique twist on the usual garlic toast.

THE RECIPE:

Sliced pumpernickel bread
Butter or spread
Garlic powder
Grated Parmesan cheese

Spread butter on slices of bread. Sprinkle with garlic powder. (Don't be shy. I liked the ones with a stronger garlic flavor best.) Sprinkle with cheese. Place on baking sheet under heated broiler for a couple of minutes. This is the only hard part. The bread is already dark, so it's hard to tell when it's browned. Just watch it.

1 comment:

P Bahm said...

Instead of the powdery parmesan cheese, use the fancy shredded cheese. Instead of powdered garlic, use real chopped garlic. Instead of oil, use real butter. Broil until cheese starts to brown.