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    Mushroom is offline Seedling
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    Default Garlic Butter

    How do you make garlic butter?
    I would think it would be fairly straight forward.
    I know the ingredients would be Garlic, butter and green herbs, but don't have a clue about the making method.
    Do you have to bake whole garlic first to get it soft enough to puree it or something?
    Last edited by Mushroom; 16-12-2007 at 06:10 PM.

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    Either mince your garlic with a knife or stick it through a garlic crusher (no need to cook first), then mix into softened butter with a knife - add garlic and herbs to suit your personal taste. Watch out as it will taste stronger once cooked
    Last edited by shirlthegirl43; 16-12-2007 at 06:13 PM.
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    Up to you!

    I prefer to crush the garlic in a press, chopping any uncrushed pieces, my prefered herbs are parsley, dill and/or rosemary, which I chop finely.

    Then just put the softened butter (i.e. it's been out on the side for an hour or two) garlic and herbs in a bowl and mash with a fork to mix.

    If you are in a hurry then a tube of garlic puree and a spoon full of cheats chopped garlic from a jar will do...

    As to amounts - I use a clove of garlic per portion if not more.

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    Mushroom is offline Seedling
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    thanks folks, will try that!

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