from Joy the Baker
- 1 head of garlic
- about 2 tablespoons olive oil
- about 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- about 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Place a baking sheet in the oven as the oven preheats.
If your garlic head is covered in several layers of white skin, peal off a few layers. Keep several layers around to hold the head together. With a sharp knife, cut the top off the head of garlic exposing a bit of each each clove of garlic.
Place garlic head in a piece of foil or parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil on top. Top with a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Seal the foil around the garlic or parchment paper. If using parchment paper, use a kitchen string to seal the little package.
Place on the pan in the oven and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, or until completely tender when poked with a fork or knife.
Allow to cool slightly before spreading on toast or adding to pasta.