Once garlic is roasted, it becomes creamy, sweet and spreadable so it can actually be used as a healthy alternative to butter at the dinner table. Did you know that the British are now eating as much garlic as the French? This can only be good, as garlic is packed with vitamins C and B6, as well as manganese, selenium and other antioxidants, contributing to the reduction of blood pressure, reduced cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases. So eat your garlic at least twice a week!
Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
Place the garlic bulbs on a baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the bulbs, until the bulbs are soft to the touch.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut the bulbs in half width ways and serve with crusty bread.
"This roasted garlic can be served on the side of many dishes such as a barbecued leg of lamb, roast chicken, grilled fish. It’s delicious when stirred into homemade mayonnaise and served with steak and chips."