Herb Bread

Herb Bread is an unusual loaf which is easy and quick to make. Serve it hot with salads and fish dishes. A fresh white loaf or rolls can be substituted for French bread.

1 large French loaf

6 oz. cup butter

Herb Bread Crisps and Herb Bread are both super with meals or snacks.

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh parsley ; butter

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon dried chervil

½ teaspoon dried tarragon

2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

1 small garlic clove, crushed

6 slices of bread or

12 slices of French bread

Preheat the oven to moderate 350°F (Gas Mark 4, 180°C).

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream the butter with a wooden spoon until it is fairly soft. Stir the lemon juice into the butter and beat in the chervil, tarragon, parsley, thyme, chives and garlic.

Spread the butter mixture on the bread slices. If the slices are large, cut them in half diagonally. Place them on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the bread for 20 minutes or until it is golden brown and crisp.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the bread in a folded napkin in a basket. Serve immediately.

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