Pioneer Woman's "The Bread"
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise and cover each half with ½ cup butter. Smother it on; making sure to get ALL the surface of the bread covered in butter.
  3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, uncovered, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the butter is completely melted through.
  4. Turn off the oven and turn the broiler on high and bake for a couple of minutes. You don't want lightly browned bread, you want it very dark brown to the point where some areas will be blackened. You want that. Seriously. The longer it bakes under the broiler, the richer the flavor. If you don't darkly brown it, it will just be warmed buttered bread. That's NOT the goal. You want THEE Bread.
  5. Remove from oven and slice into thin strips. It's very rich, so slicing it thin is recommended. That is, if you can just stop at two slices! The bread is crunchy, crispy and very flavorful!
Recipe by TGIF - This Grandma is Fun at