Posts Tagged 'garlic'

“Pizza Hut” Garlic Bread

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Bit tacky for a food blog? Hmm, perhaps. Give me home-made pizza any day. But I must admit, I’ve been known to visit Pizza Hut. I also happen to be rather partial to their garlic bread. I discovered that the elusive secret to their recipe is plenty of seasoning a good pinch of dried oregano. And you know what? It tastes almost identical to me. Even if you’re not a Pizza Hut fan, give it a try, it’s the best garlic bread you will ever taste! I never make it any other way.

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette (or 4 small rolls)
  • 150g butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • dried oregano
  • salt & pepper

Method

  1. Make sure your butter is really soft. To achieve this, just leave your butter out of the refrigerator at night.
  2. Make a paste from the clove of garlic and some rock salt, then add to the butter. Use a mortar and pestle for this, or grind on a chopping board with a knife. It’s very important not to have huge lumps of garlic in your butter.
  3. Season with a little salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a shake of dried oregano. Mix well.
  4. Slice your baguette and spread each slice liberally with the garlic butter. Toast under a hot grill until golden. It will smell and taste amazing.

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Garlic Butter for Steak

Garlic Butter for Steak

Grind a garlic clove with a big pinch of rock salt, then add it to about 100g of softened butter. Add a grind of black pepper and some finely chopped parsley. Now, here’s a tip I picked up from one of Rick Stein’s programmes: add a little splash of brandy to the garlic butter. Mix well. Goes particularly well with a charred and bloody steak.

A nice variation would be to use a little chopped tarragon instead of the parsley.