I am not a big bread person, but I am OBSESSED with this fast and easy Sourdough Garlic Bread.
My mom has made it as long as I can remember. Our family is from San Francisco which means that I grew up eating Boudin Sourdough Bread. If you do not know what this is, you need to make a trip out there ASAP.
Every loaf is started from the mother dough, which has been around since 1849! If you ever have a chance to visit San Francisco, take a minute to stop by their factory. It is at the wharf just off of Pier 39 (a popular tourist spot, so you are probably going to be there anyway!). You can watch them making various shapes and characters from the street window. There is a full service restaurant upstairs and a small cafe on Pier 39 itself.
Whenever we are visiting, the first thing we do is grab some bread for the trip. We also make sure that we eat at either the cafe or restaurant at least once!
Every time I am in the bay area, you can be sure I am bringing back their travel case of these amazing babies home with me. You know the people that are in on the secret as they will make comments of jealousy as you walk through the airport with their infamous box. It is that good.It only takes a few minutes to make your own Sourdough Garlic Bread and it tastes amazing! You can use any type of bread that you like or have. The denser, dryer breads that resemble sourdough are best. I am a BIG fan or garlic, so I put a LOT on my garlic bread. I find that the paste packs a big punch of the garlic flavor, but it is not too spicy or raw which makes it perfect for kids.
This Sourdough Garlic Bread can be made in just minutes when you are waiting for the rest of your meal to cook. It is a perfect side to your favorite Italian dish like our homemade basil pesto pasta or our Sundried Tomato and Walnut Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce!