Roasted Garlic Bread

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 heads garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 sprigs thyme, plus 1 tablespoon finely chopped
  • Grey salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 1 loaf of good, crusty bread, cut into slices
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Cut top from each head of garlic, exposing the cloves. Place heads of garlic (cut side up), on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Pour olive oil over them, and top with thyme springs. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil tightly. Place in a small ovenproof pan, and bake until the cloves begin to pop out, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool.

  • To remove the cloves, open the foil and squeeze the lower part of the head of garlic. In a small bowl, mash the cloves to form a paste. (At this point the paste can be used or stored in the refrigerator or freezer.)

  • Add butter and chopped thyme to the bowl, stirring to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Toast both sides of the bread, using a hot grill, grill pan, or broiler. Spread the roasted garlic butter paste onto the toasted bread. Serve immediately.


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