loaf French Bread, Split Lengthwise
sticks Regular (salted) Butter, Softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread one stick of softened butter on each half of the loaf. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until butter is melted and starting to soak into the bread. Crank on broiler and broil bread for 3 to 5 minutes, watching the whole time. Remove when butter has started to brown and blacken. Don't under-broil it! The flavor really kicks in when the butter's color changes. Slice into strips and serve immediately.