Saturday, May 17, 2008

Homemade Garlic Butter Spread

My son and me love to each garlic bread! The more spread it has the better it is. Yeah, we both love to eat garlic. :P So, don't talk to us after dinner. XD I used to buy McCormick's Garlic spread with bacon bits but I was not able to find it since more than a year ago. Since then, I started making my more garlic spread. It's really very easy. The hardest could be getting the garlic into paste-like. If you using the knife, it's going to take you awhile for the garlic to be paste-like but it will work. It just takes longer. I do it with the help of a little tool, the grater. You can of course use normal the big one if you already have one at home. Mine is a tiny one which is smaller than my palm. Oh, you can use this method to grate ginger to get the ginger juice. At least this is how I did it.

For my garlic spread, I mixed 4 glove of grated garlic to 1 tablespoon of softened butter. If you have garlic powder and/or parsley flakes, add 1 teaspoon each to the butter for extra flavours. Otherwise, garlic and butter is fine. You can make more and keep in the fridge. So you can have garlic spread anytime you want. Just spread on to any bread and toast it till slightly brown. Yummy!


  1. thank u for the recipe.... garlic bread w mushroom soup = heaven food..... lol

  2. Jolene,
    Haha ... yeah! You are so right!

  3. Hi! Just dropping by to let you know how incredibly talented I think you are! Love looking at your blog for recipe and craft ideas!! I wish I have your patience and creativity!! :-)

  4. I found your site last week and I am hooked.

    I have a trick for garlic paste - chop the bottoms off them (leave skin on) and put in a hot oven for 10 minutes. Once they are soft you just squeeze them out of their skins and mash them in a mortar and pestle with herbs, salt and a little oil or butter.

  5. Hi! your photos are getting more pofessional leh...

    Great recipes, as always.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yummy... Garlic bread is my comfort food... Lurve it. I tried a few recipes for garlic bread, one of which is to use high quality olive oil with roasted garlic.

    Place whole garlic to roast then take it out of the oven when it is charred outside. Remove the flesh and mesh it with a spoon then add slightly warm extra virgin olive oil and also your fave herbs. I like rosemary... =)

  7. Jayne,
    Thanks for visiting and your compliments too. :)

    ;) Thanks for visiting!
    Your method sound easy. Will try that next time. Thank you!

    Ning's Mummy,
    :P Thanks. I just take as normal.

    Thanks for the alternative though I still like to use it with butter. I think it smells better. :P I like rosemary too but my son doesn't :(

  8. So yummie! I was looking for a simple garlic spread and you hit the nail on the head. Didn't know it was so easy.

    Thank you!

  9. you can also add Italian Spice with this garlic/butter paste! sooo yummm!!!

  10. Hi.
    Instead of butter I use finely shredded hard cheese, same amount of processed cheese (I think its called american cheese in US) and mayonnaise - about the same amount (or less) as both cheeses together. Garlic, salt and you can add pepper if you like