This recipe is a variation of my Easy Crusty Bread recipe on A Duck’s Oven.
I had this gorgeous head of garlic eyeing me from the top of my fridge that had been sitting there for just too long.
I couldn’t go near my kitchen without hearing it call “roast me!” Fine, okay, I broke down, and roast it I did. It wanted it to be more than just minced or tucked into chicken thighs, though.
Inspiration (or just a really intense carb craving) struck and resulted in this beautifully simple roasted garlic bread.
Roasting garlic is super easy. I separated the garlic into cloves so they’d roast more quickly, and since I would be dicing them up a bit anyways.
Just a little olive oil, wrap them up in foil, and bake for about 20 minutes at 400°F until they’re soft. They just smelled so incredibly good, I couldn’t help wishing my kitchen could smell like that all the time.
I gave the garlic cloves a very rough dicing and kneaded them into the dough, which I had already let rise once, after preparing it with my with my lovely KitchenAid Stand Mixer (if you are in the market for one, definitely check out Foodal’s detailed Stand Mixer Reviews).
A fairly powerful food processor would also perform well for working up the dough, or you can do it the old fashion way with “grunt” labor – I suspect child labor may also work well, but I’m pretty sure they’ve changed the laws since I was little…
I saved the oil in the foil packet to rub onto the baking sheet I used.
You could also use a loaf pan or a cast iron skillet to bake this bread – it’s totally up to you!
Then I baked it for about 20 minutes, using my technique of pouring a little water onto a sheet pan at the bottom of the oven to create steam.
This will give your bread a great crust.
We had it with my fiance’s favorite dinner, pasta with a meaty red sauce, and it was delicious. It’ll go with just about any dinner you’re serving.
Or you can be like me, and just have a few slices for breakfast. It’s so delicious at any time of day!
For another delicious homemade bread with a tasty garlic flavor, check out our recipe for ramson pull-apart bread.
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About Chelsea Miller
Chelsea Miller, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, graduated from the University of Oregon where she discovered both her love of football and cooking great food. She's the founder of the food blog "A Duck's Oven" and began writing for Foodal in 2014.