The journal, “Food, Culture and Society” states that directions for making cream cheese can be found in a Pennsylvania newspaper as early as 1769 and in scores of American books, periodicals and cookbooks in the early 1800s.
Cream cheese became popular in Jewish cuisine helping the simple bagel and cream cheese become best friends.
The basic bagel and cream cheese have become a ubiquitous breakfast and brunch food throughout the United States.
With only 5 simple ingredients you can easily make this Homemade Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Spread thats perfect for spreading onto toast, bagels, crackers, and even for stuffing with chicken breasts.
Homemade Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Spread
8 ounces full fat cream cheese, room temperature
3 pinches of granulated garlic or 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Add cream cheese, garlic, and herbs to a medium sized mixing bowl.
Whip by hand with a whisk or rubber spatula, or use a hand mixer on low speed to combine all the ingredients well.
Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving, to let the flavors meld.
Store left overs in a small bowl with a lid in the refrigerator and use within 7-8 days.
Enjoy your Homemade Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Spread with crackers, celery sticks, on a bagel or mixed with other ingredients like bell peppers, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes to stuff chicken breasts.
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