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i was despondent
in childhood
over suffocation
of eagerness

& unyielding

the uncertainty
& so
i wasn’t surprised
by failure

i did not anticipate

First published at ‘Discretionary Love’ April 18th, 2022
Edited by Jessica
‘razored’ & ‘symmetry’

Two Poems | Discretionary Love

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Chilli Cheese Garlic Bread

1 large French stick or baguette
125 grams soft butter
¼ teaspoon sea salt flakes
2 teaspoons fresh garlic peeled and minced (3-4 cloves)
Pinch of dried chilli flakes to taste
½ ball mozzarella well drained and finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 200ºC
Beat together the butter, salt, garlic and chilli flakes
Beat in the mozzarella.
Cut the French Stick into halves and cut into slices taking care not to go all the way through to the bottom.
Spread the garlic butter mixture generously and evenly between the slices and then smear the last scrapings down the middle of the top of the loaf.
Wrap the bread in foil with a fold at the top so that it can be opened easily.
Bake for 15 minutes. Open the parcel carefully and if the bread is still soft on top put it back in the oven with the foil opened a little and cook for another 5 minutes until the top is crisp.
Using a large serrated knife cut through to separate the slices.

Loaf can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap in foil and refrigerate. Bake for an extra 5-10 minutes 

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