How to make garlic bread, remove the 'smell' from your breath and grow it.
This video shows you how to remove the 'germ' - I think he means the germination sprout - it's the bit which will make the stem when the clove sprouts.
It really does work, but I don't know if it affects the medicinal benefits.
The next time I have a cough, I will try it without the 'germ' first and see if it is as effective.
If anybody knows, please write and tell me if it's as effective.
If you're interested in growing it, then click here to see the instructions - it's really very easy.
Garlic Bread is very simple to make.
I have two methods, depending on the quantity I want.
The first method is to make the butter - just mash a clove and some chopped parsley into some softened spread.
Slice some crusty bread and toast under the grill on one side, butter the other side and pop under the grill until it's brown.
This works if you only want a couple of slices for yourself.
If you're cooking for more, then make up the butter - use a clove for every 2 oz (50g) and some chopped parsley.
Take a long french stick and slice into 2 inch pieces - don't cut all the way to the bottom.
Butter each piece and then push it all back together again.
Wrap in foil and bake in a hot oven for about 15 minutes until the bread is crispy and the butter melted.
The photo links in the right column here lead to more recipes with step by step photo tutorials and gardening instructions.
I've never had any success growing garlic indoors - if anybody knows, then I'd love to hear from you - use the 'contact' form on the navbar.
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