Highwood's second annual garlic fest

August 13, 2012 9:45:53 AM PDT
The city of Highwood is about to stink up the Midwest again as it hosts the second annual Garlic Festival.

Held during the celebrated Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, this fun food filled event will showcase the ever-popular flavor of garlic, known for its culinary and medicinal purposes. Attendees can sample a variety of garlic creations from out-of-the-ordinary garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes and cocktails, to the more usual pastas, sauces, breads and butters. The smell of garlic will surely lure people from all over the Midwest to Highwood's Second Annual Garlic Fest. And, there will be plenty of breath mints on hand.

Bent Fork Bakery (thebentfork.com) is one of the vendors for the Garlic Fest.

The Bent Fork Bakery
335 Waukegan
Highwood, IL 60040
Phone 847-926-4438

For more information on Garlic Fest please visit http://celebratehighwood.com/garlicfest.html, call 847.432.6000

Highwood's 2nd Annual Garlic Fest
Everts Park in Downtown Highwood
Wednesday, August 15th
4-9PM

Bent Fork Bakery's Roasted garlic-chile-corn cupcakes with garlic herb cream cheese frosting

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbl baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic (whole cloves baked at 400 for 1 hour in foil lined baking dish)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 sticks melted butter, cooled
  • 1 tbl. Sour cream
  • 2 tbl honey
  • 1 cup drained canned corn
  • 1 small can green chile's, drained well

Stir all dry ingredients together in bowl. Beat all wet ingredients (Except corn & chiles) together in separate bowl. Pour wet into the dry and beat on lowest speed, until they are incorporated. Mix in corn & chile's by hand, divide into 12 lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely, and top with frosting.

  • garlic herb cream cheese frosting
  • 1 package Boursin Brand garlic herb cheese room temperature
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 4 tsp cream cheese
  • 2 cup powdered sugar

In mixer blend together first 3 ingredients until fluffy, slowly add sugar. If to thick, thin with cream or milk, 1 tbl at a time.

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