We had a how to roast garlic supper party.
Yeap people. We got our friends to dress up in all their finery, traipse over to my house for an evening of discussing roasting garlic, then slathering sweet garlic onto bread and scoring a taste sheet as to which version they preferred. All in the name of this blog post. Don’t we just have the best friends?
Luckily the partners came along too and so it was garlicylicious love fest.
Apart from eating it straight out of the bulb or on bread, OH adds roasted garlic to salad dressings, directly into salads, in dips like hummus and pesto when a milder garlic hit is needed, on pizza and straight on top of spaghetti. It is like a sweet garlic butter that we can’t stop eating.
A little word of caution though, as nice as garlic is slathered on everything and it is nice – I don’t recommend eating it just before you have a hot date (apart from to check that they are not a vampire) or a fab job opportunity.
Well back to the garlic scores. Would you believe that both garlic recipes scored equally during the party? Frankly, we normally go with time saving and just roast the garlic whole. You try it and see what works for you.
Well if you fancy making some roasted garlic sauce or some garlic bread – look no further. Just do it.
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How to Roast Garlic - Two Ways
How to roast garlic - 1
- 2 whole bulbs of garlic
How to roast garlic - 1.
- Preheat oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
- Put garlic bulbs in whole and roast for about 20-25 minutes until the cloves are soft when you touch them.
How to roast garlic - 2.
- Preheat oven to fan assisted 200C / 220C / 425F / gas 7.
- Cut of the head of the bulb and also the top of the cloves so that each clove is exposed.
- Wrap up each bulb in the foil and roast in the oven for about 30 mins or until the cloves are soft to your touch.