I know that there are other ways to make garlic bread, but for me this is the simplest and the best.
As many slices of Italian bread as desired, cut diagonally, about 1" thick
Good, fruity extra-virgin olive oil
A nice plump clove of garlic, peeled
1. Lay the slices of bread on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler, first on one side, then on the other.
2. Rub one side of each toasted slice with the garlic clove.
3. Brush each slice with the olive oil.
4. Salt to taste.
And that's it. It's nice to have a cute 3 year-old assistant to help with the brushing of the olive oil. Just don't let him/her take control of the salt shaker!