This is based on my father's garlic bread, though of course mine is vegan! It's gushier and goopier than you may expect, but all this pulls together to be oh-so comforting and worth it. Like any garlic bread, this is a great side dish or snack. With the garlic-breath hazard and bits of green to get stuck in teeth though, probably not something not something to serve at dinner parties. I've sometimes used 2 whole heads of garlic for a single sliced baguette; if you are not as fond of garlic, this is probably too much. Baking does mellow the flavor, but if you're worried, try it with only a couple cloves.
GUSHY GOOPY GARLIC BREAD
half a baguette or so, sliced thinly
about half a head of garlic, diced or pressed as small as possible
4 - 7 tablespoons vegenaise
1 -2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
a few leaves of fresh basil, chopped, to garnish
preheat the oven to 375F.
mix the diced garlic, vegenaise, and olive oil in a small bowl. if it looks like not enough to cover all the bread you want, thin with more olive oil and/or add more vegenaise. play around to get a texture that looks good to you. using a fork to spread over the baguette, distribute the gushy mix across your slices.
place on a baking sheet and bake until everything is golden and the bread is crispy, 15 - 20 minutes. garnish with fresh basil.