27 October 2011

Garlic Bread & a wee Blog 'Award'

Yesterday, I had a strange craving for garlic bread.  I haven't had garlic bread in at least 8 years and I've never made it myself, but I am never one to ignore a good food craving, so I took a stab at it.  I baked one unpeeled clove of garlic (on a wee enamelware plate) in the oven at 400°F/200°C for about 5-8 minutes (until tender/mushy).  While the garlic was baking, I spread some non-hydrogenated (I can taste hydrogenated oils a mile away, blech) margarine on some bread, but you could use olive oil or coconut oil,* too.  Once the garlic was done, I peeled it and spread it across the bread, sprinkled the tiniest amount of salt on it, and baked the bread for a few minutes so it was warm and just starting to get toasty and all the margarine had melted and all the flavours were mingling delightfully.  Then I took it out of the oven and ate it all up!  (Actually, I shared one slice with my kids.)

*  Coconut oil makes an excellent substitution for unsalted butter, if you ask me.

Aaand...Johanna GGG from gggiraffe nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award, the idea of which is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers.  So with that in mind, I hereby nominate the following blogs:
There were one or two other blogs I wanted to nominate, but they've already received nominations.  Congratulations all around!  It's almost enough to melt my cold, crabby heart.


  1. haven't had garlic bread in ages and now you have filled me with a craving - esp if the bread looks like rabbits - it does in the last photo!!!

    Will have to have a look at the blogs you have nominated.

  2. Thanks for the awesome nomination! I'm truly honored!!! I haven't had much surfing time with MOFO and all, but I will pass the honor on soon! Thanks. again!

  3. You can also saute diced garlic in olive oil and then brush that on the bread.

  4. Johanna GGG, I thought they looked like little shoes or slippers, but you're right -- the do look like bunnies!

    Josi, what a good idea (and a time saver, too).

    VIT, Congratulations again. :D (BTW, I know I commented on a giveaway post, but if my comment number comes up, choose someone else. I'm in the UK anyway.) ;p