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Baked garlic

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 6
Dietary Vegetarian
From Fresh Food
By baking the garlic it softens the sharpness of the flavour and brings out it's sweetness.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Place the garlic onto a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil.

  3. Sprinkle over a little rock salt and place in a hot oven for 20-30 minutes or until the cloves have softened.

  4. Squeeze out the garlic purée from each clove and spread onto warmed bread.


  • 6 plump bulbs of garlic, tops taken off
  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • rock salt
  • warmed rustic bread, to serve

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