In three simple steps, learn how to turn garlic into a creamy, decadent
spread to serve at parties or as an anytime appetizer.
If you’ve never tried roasting garlic, we’ll let you in on a little
secret: it’s incredibly easy. Not to mention it serves as the perfect topper
to a slice of toasted French bread. Garlic bulbs (heads of garlic) are made
up of as many as 15 sections called cloves. Just follow Betty’s simple
directions for handling each part of the garlic, and in a few short steps
you’ll have made a decadent new spread!
Ingredients and Tools
1 to 4 bulbs garlic
2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil for each bulb
Salt and pepper to taste
Sliced French bread, if desired
Pie plate or shallow baking dish
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel paper-like skin from around each bulb of garlic,
leaving just enough to hold garlic cloves together.
Cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch slice from top of each bulb to expose cloves. Place
cut side up on 12-inch square of foil.
Drizzle 2 teaspoons oil over each bulb. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Wrap securely in foil. Place in pie plate or shallow baking dish. Bake 45 to
50 minutes or until garlic
is tender when pierced with toothpick or
fork. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
To serve, gently squeeze soft garlic out of cloves. Spread garlic on
bread and enjoy!