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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-16 18:13
Subject: Mmm...garlic
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Tags:house, personal, recipe
After a recent discussion about garlic bread, for some reason I decided to bake some this afternoon. I used the momo dough as my base. It doesn't make especially wonderful bread, but it's quite serviceable, and stupid simple -- both virtues in this context. However, I went to New Seasons over the lunch hour and bought a jar of roasted garlic bits in olive oil. I used the oil in lieu of the cooking oil the recipe called for, then shoved a couple of tablespoons of garlic bits into the dough as well. I coated one of the two miniloaves I made with an egg wash.

Oh my.

Next time, I'm going to sprinkle rock salt and oregano on the egg wash.

Plus the house got shown twice this afternoon, with the scent of garlic and baking in the air.
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M.K. Hobson
User: mkhobson
Date: 2007-04-17 01:36 (UTC)
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Hm. I've always heard you were supposed to bake apple pies when you were showing a house. But with how scrumptious you make that garlic bread sound, it was probably just as good.

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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2007-04-17 01:52 (UTC)
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I've read that cinnamon is a good "homey" scent for when a house is being shown... so next time use that momo dough to make cinnamon rolls? ;)
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User: carolecole
Date: 2007-04-17 04:16 (UTC)
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Our realtor suggested baking chocolate chip cookies, then leaving a plate of warm ones out for the viewers. Cliche`? Probably. But happy home shoppers are more likely to remember your home as the warm cozy place with the cookies and who wouldn't want to live there?
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User: corvida
Date: 2007-04-17 04:36 (UTC)
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A guy I work with said this recipe was the only useful thing he got from his first marriage:

Prep a head of garlic as if you were going to roast it. Submerge it half way in broth in a microwave safe container. Microwave it till it's done. (He didn't specify how long this was.) He claims this does not produce an odor.

I haven't tried it.
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User: shsilver
Date: 2007-04-17 08:36 (UTC)
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Roasted garlic tends to have less of an odor. Seems that's part of the point.

However, although I'm firmly of the opinion that if the garlic isn't coming through your pores three days later, it wasn't enough garlic, I do recognize that at times it isn't the aroma you want to emit. At those times, eating a tablespoon of peanut butter will remove the garlic aroma from your breath. The oils in the peanut butter break down the enzymes in the garlic that cause the aroma, which is why all knowledgeable vampires feed their victims peanut butter sandwiches.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-04-17 13:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
M. and I were just discussing garlic this weekend, imagine that. He hardly notices it and I tend to be hypersensitive to it (and to onion -- I believe they're related?)

That's all. No spectacular recipes, sorry.
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