I have a confession to make. I suck at following recipes. Or rather, I choose not to follow them. Unless I'm baking, because that's a disaster waiting to happen. But if I'm making something for dinner and it calls for one clove of garlic, I'll put in two. Or if it calls for a whole bunch of spices in different measurements, I refuse to get multiple spoons dirty and I'll just guess.
It should come as no surprise that this annoys B to no end. He follows recipes really well. Which may explain why he's a better cook than me. Also, he's not an asshole like me, refusing to follow directions just on principle. I just don't like being told what to do. I can't help it. Plus I'm lazy. When I know I'm going to be hand washing all of our measuring spoons, the devil on my shoulder whispers "it calls for 1/8 of a teaspoon. That doesn't need to be measured." And I give in. Because that devil is totally right. Okay, usually.
So last night, when I was making this dip/spread/deliciousness, I didn't double check the recipe. I had looked at it before, but come on-it only has two ingredients. How could I possibly mess it up? So I made it (incorrectly). As we were eating dinner and I was trying my dip, I said, "hmmm. It doesn't taste very feta-y. I wonder if it needs more feta."
This slow, sly smile creeps across B's face.
"What did the recipe call for?"
So I grabbed my phone to check. You know when you know you're wrong, but you just get even more belligerent about being right? You're like "pffff I'll show you, let me just look it up and show you!" and then as you look it up and you realize you're wrong, even though you knew it the whole time, you're like uhhhh okay, you're right. And then immediately change the subject. That happened last night. So...long story short....follow the recipe. It really is only two ingredients.
8 oz feta
3oz cream cheese
Put feta in food processor and mix until they are small crumbles. I used a block of feta, but if you buy pre-crumbled, just give it a few pulses.
Add 3 ounces of cream cheese (not the entire block like I did) and mix until smooth.
Scrape down sides and mix one more time.
This dip is delicious and would go on pretty much anything. I would love to smear it on a gyro, but it was also good with bread, tomato and a little olive oil.
The original recipe calls for whipped cream cheese, but I just used a regular block and it was still delicious. But I'm sure whipped cream cheese would be really good.
p.s. I'm buying another block of feta at the store to fix my dip ratio....