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this is probably the daftest question yet but . . .

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lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 12:20:46

garlic butter . . . do I add garlic to the butter and mix together?

See, I said it was a daft one!

lilolilmanchester Thu 28-Aug-08 12:21:23

yes, you do. You can add herbs too if you like.

fatzak Thu 28-Aug-08 12:21:44

grin Which bit is confusing you lucysmam? [grin

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 28-Aug-08 12:22:00

Finely chop/puree your garlic, soften your butter and mix the two together.

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 12:22:34

cheers lilolil, I thought so! It just seemed too good to be true.

I am baffled actually that I had to ask rather than just get on with it!

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 12:23:21

pmsl fatzak, yeah I know! it just seemed a bit simple!

I'm getting there, just slowly!

lilolilmanchester Thu 28-Aug-08 12:25:59

what are you making?

VictorianSqualor Thu 28-Aug-08 12:31:26

What are you using it for?
Ilike to add garlic and sage to butter to put in the skin of a chicken.

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 13:09:08

It was just for some bread to go with spag bol tonight, rather than buying a garlic baguette, I thought I would try garlic butter on homemade bread

never done that to a chicken Victorian, do you literally just put it under the skin of the chicken?

VictorianSqualor Thu 28-Aug-08 13:12:21

Yeah, I cut the skin eietehr side of the rbeast bone, and make a pocket, then put the butter in, then cook.

It makes the chicken nice and mosit and gives it a nice flavour.

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 13:17:20

oooh, I have a chicken in my shopping this time around, will give it a go! can't be too hard to make a pocket in chicken skin hmm

VictorianSqualor Thu 28-Aug-08 13:20:54

My DD can do it, she is 7.
It's really simple, when you cut a line down the breast bone, just enough to cut through the skin, not the chicken breast, then poke your fingers under the skin.

lilolilmanchester Thu 28-Aug-08 13:26:15

homemade garlic bread so much better than shop=bought IMO

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 14:22:59

Oh, well if your 7yo dd can do it, i'm confident I could too Victorian hmm

lilolil, I have never done it before! Am hoping it's ok!

lilolilmanchester Thu 28-Aug-08 15:49:00

I'd wrap it in tinfoil before you put it in the oven.

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 17:20:00

the bread lilolil? or the chicken?

lilolilmanchester Thu 28-Aug-08 17:45:42

sorry, I meant the bread.

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 18:24:58

thought so, just checking! am off to start it in a few mins, fingers crossed it works out!

murphyslaw Thu 28-Aug-08 18:28:55

you can freeze garlic butter too!

I roll my into a log and wrap in clingfilm. Cut off a slice when needed.

lucysmam Thu 28-Aug-08 18:35:33

cheers murphyslaw, that's my learned something new for today covered! Good idea actually, would save me faffing around in kitchen any more than I already do

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