Monday 16 May 2016

Monday 16th May - Garlic Alert

Quick and Easy Garlic "Bread"

Make fairly thick toast
Cut a garlic clove in half across the middle
Rub the surface of the toast all over with the cut side of the garlic; be generous
Spread the toast with butter

You can make this into a tapas snack as follows;

before you start toasting the bread, skin, de-seed amd chop some very ripe tomatoes and put into a sieve to drain.

Make the "garlic bread" and spread it with the drained tomato, sprinkled with a litte salt and papper and torn fresh basil leaves.

Garlic Croutons

Pre-heat oven to about 165C (fan)
Cut thick slices of bread - it doesn't have to be too fresh.
Remove crusts and cut the slices into cubes.
Put the cubes into a bowl, sprinkle with salt, pepper, herbs, crushed garlic and virgin olive oil - about a desert spoon of oil per slice of bread.
Toss everything around so that all the cubes are coated.
Line a baking sheet or roasting tray with baking paper, spread the cubes out in a single layer, and bake for around 10 minutes. Set a timer - it is easy to let them burn.

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