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As a child and even into my early teens and twenties my dad would make garlic butter. In the 1980’s my parents bought a microwave and my dad discovered a whole new way of cooking. I remember the day it was installed my dad put a cup of water in it and set the microwave to two minutes. We all stood in the kitchen and watched the cup going round and round. My mum said that it was better than watching television.
Later on he realised he could melt the butter in the microwave. Then all dad had to do was add the other ingredients and put the butter back into the fridge. Nowadays, I don’t use the microwave as much as my dad did. I’m not a believer in fast forwarding your food to make it hot. If I want to make this dish I simply wait for the butter to soften in a warm room beforehand.
The microwave is one kitchen aid I’m not keen on. Plus nothing beats the taste of homemade garlic bread with fresh garlic butter. It’s just delicious and the garlic butter is one of the easiest recipes. If you have children it’s a great way to get them to help in the kitchen as they can mash the garlic and butter together. All you need is three ingredients too so it’s very simple and easy to do.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping Board
- Large mixing bowl
- Garlic press
- Presentation bowl
- Butter x 250g
- Garlic x 4 – 6 cloves
- Parsley x 1 large handful
- Remove the butter from the fridge and leave it in a warm room to soften.
- Preferably 4 – 6 hours before you want to make the garlic butter.
- Once the button is soft enough to mash, remove all the packaging and put it into a bowl.
- Next cut the bottom of the garlic with a knife and remove the skin.
- You can score down the side of the garlic to remove the skin.
- Now put the garlic into the press and squeeze the garlic over the bowl with the butter in.
- Chop the parsley into small pieces and add this to the bowl.
- Mash all the ingredients together.
- When they are well mixed together put into the presentation bowl.
- Put the bowl back into the fridge to harden or you can use immediately if required.
When I was younger my Dad would buy a fresh baguette from the supermarket on a Saturday. He would slice it and put garlic butter in between the slices. Then he would wrap it in tin foil and put it in the oven. We would eat the garlic bread with homemade minestrone soup or lasagne. My brother and I loved it. It was one of our favourites and we would always ask for it. Of course, you can always use garlic butter with freshly cooked vegetables or even in mash. It’s also freezable too. So a very versatile condiment. However you decide to eat it, as always, enjoy.
What’s your favourite way to eat vegetables and bread? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you and see you all on Wednesday.