If you love garlic this is for you. Everyone loves it when I bring it to bbqs,holidays,birthdays ect. My husband and I enjoy this recipe so much. Baking time may vary so make sure to check often. I love to make this with butter but you can use olive oil instead.
preheat oven to 325.Cut ends off garlic making sure all cloves are exposed.Trying not to cut to far down.
Rub excess loose paper off bulbs leaving some surrounded around cloves.
Rub soft butter all over cloves making sure to get butter into all the cracks.
Set bulbs bottom side down with exposed cloves up in baking dish.
Cover top in foil and bake on 325 for 1-2 1/2 hours. Check every 1/2 hour and baste butter or olive oil on top to keep from drying.
When garlic starts to pop out of bulb and becomes a golden brown and soft you know its done.
Let cool to room temperature. and remove garlic from bulb( the end of a peeler works great) carefully.
Add all cloves to bowl and mix in soft butter or olive oil which ever you prefer. It will then be a spread you can use on any kind of bread you choose.
Your house will smell strongly like roasted garlic. For all you garlic lovers you will love this recipe. Everyone I have made this for begs for more. You can refridgerate for a long time but usually its gone b4 you can put it away.