Monday, August 10, 2009

Latest Gastronomical Delight - Garlicbread Men

Frugal Bastard's latest gastronomical delight. The Boy wanted to make gingerbread men with me yesterday. We got all of the ingredients out of the cupboard, well, I made him retrieve them, and we set to work. When it came time to add the ginger I realised that we didn't have any. I knew that there was some garlic in the freezer so we substituted it for the ginger. Wise move, eh? Garlic, ginger, what's the difference. I made sure that slightly more golden syrup was used to combat the taste of the garlic however.

One egg yolk
1/2 tsp Bicarb soda
60g of butter
50g of brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 tsp of crushed garlic
100g of golden syrup

Beat the egg yolk, butter and brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer. Then add sifted flour, bicarb soda and golden syrup and mix. At this stage it should be ready for kneading into a flat shape but will look much like toffee. There's no way that you can make shapes with consistency so throw away the cookie cutters. Place mixture on a greased tray in any shape that you like and put into a pre-heated oven (180 degrees) for approximately 10 mins or until brown. Make sure that the thickness is consistent or else the cooking will be variable. Within two minutes the whole mixture will melt and cover the pan anyway so don't be too imaginative with your shapes.

The mess will take longer to clean up than the preparation did. It was only after the cooking was finished that the missus pointed out that the ginger was stored in a different cupboard. Bugger.

Watch out for the garlic smell and, surprisingly, mild garlic taste. The Boy loves 'em. I don't think that they are too bad either. I might even enter Master Chef with this new food.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good with spaghetti? Eh?