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Monday, December 17, 2007

Oven Roasted Garlic

Oven roasted garlic is soft, sweet and delicious! The slow-roasting process really brings out garlic's wonderful flavour!

These take some time to cook, so plan ahead: I usually set my garlic to roasting first, then prepare the remaining ingredients for my recipe. Oven roasted garlic is well worth the wait!

  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. water


Slice the top off a head of garlic.
Remove outer papery skins.
If shorter cloves remain with points intact, slice these off.
Oven Roasting Garlic 1

Place garlic into ovenproof custard cup or other small ramekin.
Spoon oil and water over top of garlic.
Oven Roasting Garlic 2

Cover custard cup tightly with tin foil.
Oven Roasting Garlic 3

Bake for 75 minutes at 325°F.
Uncover and baste with any remaining oil.
Bake uncovered until golden (~ 15 minutes).
Spoon flesh out of skins and incorporate into your favourite recipe.

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