Roasted Garlic and Almond Spread
1/4 cup unblanched almonds, chopped
16 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon rosemary (dried)
2 shallots, chopped
3 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Toast almonds in heavy pan until slightly brown.
Place garlic in shallow baking dish. Add olive oil and bake at 275 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool.
Puree garlic and oil into blender.
Add cream cheese, sour cream, mustard and Worcestershire sauce; blend well.
Add almonds, parsley, rosemary, shallots, whipping cream and Tabasco sauce and blend well again.
Chill for several hours.
Serve with thinly sliced, toasted bread.