How-to Roast Garlic

Remove the excess papery outer skin from the garlic bulb, but don't peel or separate the cloves. Cut the top off the bulb and drizzle it with about a teaspoon of olive oil. Wrap the bulb in heavy-duty foil and bake at 425º for 30-35 minutes.

You'll know it's ready to eat when a knife easily pierces the bulb. Cool for 10 minutes, then squeeze the garlic from the paper.

Have only a few garlic cloves on hand? Place loose cloves, trimmed but unpeeled, on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil and drizzle with a little olive oil. Wrap the cloves with foil and bake at 425º for 15-20 minutes or until softened. Squeeze the garlic from the paper to eat.