Roasted Garlic-Infused Butter & My Latest Kitchen Fails

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A wise man once said to me, “A failure is not a failure. A failure is a stepping stone” (Okay he didn’t say it to me, he said it to an auditorium full of people but I was reallyyy close to the front and I’m pretty sure we made eye contact and so let’s just pretend, okay?).

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

I’ve taken those words to heart these past couple of weeks when I just couldn’t seem to get it right in the kitchen. I had high hopes for a lot of my experiments but they all sort of botched… If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably been witnessing it all along.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

I couldn’t tear the skin from my roasted poblano, which turned into a slimy green mess; I think I overstuffed my chorizo and kale quiche, which prevented the milk/egg mixture from spreading throughout and holding it together; the blueberry jam cooked right through my almond flour shortbread cookie, thus ruining the blueberry jam bars I had planned for Valentine’s Day; the empanadas I made with the all-purpose gluten-free flour were decent but sort of bland and I noticed the fillings didn’t reheat well; my skillet cornbread just isn’t rising; and, lastly, I tried to recreate an incredible soup I had made before but I didn’t have chicken stock and I made the mistake of using too much chicken bouillon and it was just so salty; and, and, and, as my people say, “Ay yi yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.”

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Failing at something you love to do is hard but, lucky for you, I am not easily discouraged. I already have a plan of action for my next batch of empanadas (pretty sure this recipe will be “the one”), I made an even better blueberry jam than the last time and can’t wait to battle those shortbread cookies again, I whipped up my best banana bread yet at Big Papa T’s request, anddd I made the most heavenly roasted garlic-infused butter everrrrrr.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

A wise women once told me, “When everything seems to be going wrong, there is one thing that will always make it right. And that thing is butter.” Just kidding, I made that up right now. But it’s true.

Roasted Garlic-Infused Butter

Recipe slightly modified from Simply Scratch

- one cup (two sticks) of salted butter

- one head of garlic

- one tablespoon of olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set the butter on the counter so that it comes to room temperature.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com
roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Slice the bottom (?) or I suppose we can call it the “fat end” of the garlic, so that all of the cloves are exposed. Dab some olive oil on it.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com
roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Place in a baking tray and cover completely with foil.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Roast for one hour. Breathe in that delicious garlic-y aroma.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Let cool before touching. Squeeze the magical gooeyness out of the cloves; it almost seems to spill out like custard.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Add this to the food processor with the butter and olive oil and blend until smooth, scraping the sides as you go. It might take a while to maneuver all of the cloves into the center of the processor to be blended.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Drop garlic butter onto some wax paper, roll it up and store it in the fridge for later use.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com
roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

Slather it all over your english muffin, toast, bagel or ice cream for all I care; this shit is GOOD.

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

roasted garlic-infused butter by cocinadecella.com

About Marcella Thompkins

Preserving family recipes and trying to cook food that doesn't kill my wheat-allergic sister
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18 Responses to Roasted Garlic-Infused Butter & My Latest Kitchen Fails

  1. I’ve often found my biggest kitchen fails have led to my biggest creative ideas and new dishes. This butter sounds great. I love garlic.

  2. I had my own kitchen fail yesterday morning when I attempted to make bacon banana pancakes. Total failure! I’m glad you wrote about your experience…made me feel a little more normal.

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