Thursday, February 11, 2010

It is snowing again....

It is snowing again! Yesterday I saw a headline on one of the local papers: "On a marre de cet hiver!" which perfectly sums up the way I am feeling: I am "fed up with this winter", too!
So I went through all my cut out recipes (I am real big on cutting out things and then go through them every three months or so and throw half of them out...) and found one I'll go and prepare right now:
Crème d'ail - cream of garlic. "Facile et bon marché" it says on the recipe - easy to prepare and cheap -  always good. And garlic is good for you, especially in cold weather.

Crème d'ail - Ingredients for 4
8 cloves of garlic
40 cl liquid cream (no half fat stuff, please!)
salt, pepper fresh from the mill

Blanching the garlic cloves

Peel the garlic cloves. Pour water into a small saucepan, bring to the boil. Throw in the peeled garlic cloves, let boil for one minute, drain and discard the water. Repeat this process two more times, changing the water every time - this takes the garlic smell away but leaves the taste.
When done, boil the cream, add the blanched garlic cloves, salt and pepper to taste. Let boil for two minutes (supervise carefully - this will boil over the second you so much as glance somewhere else). When done, mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Serve in shot glasses as a prevention cure against cold viruses and vampires.

Cream of Garlic

1 comment:

  1. Interesting recipe - I'll try it straight away!