Roasted garlic adds a sweet, mellow, caramel flavor to soups and salad dressings. It also can be served as an appetizer spread for crackers and focaccia. Roasting garlic is simple.
1. With a sharp knife, cut off the pointed top portion from 1 medium head of garlic, leaving the bulb intact but exposing the individual cloves.
2. Place in a small baking dish or custard cup; drizzle with two teaspoons olive oil. Bake, covered, in a 325 degree F oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until the cloves are very soft.
3. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Squeeze garlic paste from individual cloves and use as directed in recipes, or serve garlic bulbs whole on an appetizer platter.