Everyone's posting RL things, imma join in the fad, too!
IRL, I am a level 1 CUL. Yesterday was a cold and rainy day here in Malaysia, so I decided to make myself some warm toasty garlic bread.
To make garlic bread, you need garlic butter. You can buy it from stores, but they always use palm oil or margarine, and never give you the good stuff. I think it is way tastier to make your own garlic butter. Not only can it be enjoyed on bread, it's quite versatile, too! You can melt some on a steak, oven baked fish, or roasted vegetables, it's amazing. Here's my recipe:Garlic herb butter
200g unsalted butter
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp dried parseley
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried oregano
Optional salt to taste
Let the butter soften at room temperature, then mix in the ingredients with a fork. Form the butter into a roll using baking paper and store in the fridge. You can use fresh herbs which is tastier, but then the butter does not keep as long.
I spread it on bread (whole meal bread is the healthiest, but I couldn't find any, so I bought a baguette instead) and roasted it in the oven at 200 Celcius for around 8 min. When the bread starts to brown at the edges, it's ready to serve!
To make it a complete meal I also made a cherry tomato salad to go with it.Cherry tomato salad
200g cherry tomatoes
Canned black olives
Salt & black pepper to taste
Quarter the cherry tomatoes and dice the black olives. Finely chop the basil leaves. Mix in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add a dash of balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
This was surprisingly expensive to make at around RM 12, or a little less than USD $3. So, it's not exactly budget eating for me. The culprit is the fresh basil which is kind of expensive here, that alone cost me USD $1 and I can't think of a cheaper substitute. Still, it was tasty and easy to make. Warm, buttery garlic bread on a rainy day is the best!