Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Allow butter to come to room temperature.
Place softened butter in a medium bowl.
Rinse and chop parsley. Add to butter.
Peel garlic and mince with a garlic press or chop finely. Add to butter mixture.
Add a little ground pepper to taste.
Using a spatula, combine ingredients.
Using a bread knife, carefully slice the loaf of bread lengthwise.
Place the bread loaf halves on a cookie sheet with the cut sides up. Spread the cut area with garlic butter.
Place the bread in the oven for around 12 to 14 minutes. Check every minute after 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and slice into serving-sized pieces