Let no garlic go to waste! When you’re in need of comfort food, this one really does the trick! Smear on toast and enjoy with roasted tomato soup (we’ve got the best recipe for one in our Winter Soups Class — join us!)
1 head garlic
2 tablespoons(ish) of olive oil
a few sprigs of fresh thyme
You'll also need little toasts, crostini or the perfect baguette
Using a large kitchen knife, trim the top off the garlic, so that all the cloves are exposed. Press down on the garlic (using your hand or the flat side of your knife), to loosen the cloves a bit. Pour in a bit of olive oil, and let it absorb into the space between the cloves. Repeat a couple of times, until about a tablespoon or two of olive oil has been used.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme, and roast the garlic. We use our trusty little toaster oven for this, set to 375°F for about 30 minutes until the garlic is soft and golden. Serve right away, sprinkled with more salt and pepper.