Roasted garlic is sweet to the taste - delicious as a flavoring ingredient, a vegetable side dish, or on bread or crackers as an appetizer.
To prepare roasted garlic, leave the head whole and cut off the tip of the head, exposing the cloves.
Place the head(s) in a baking dish or on aluminum foil, sprinkle with olive oil or pat with butter, and season with salt and pepper and fresh or dried thyme, if desired.
Cover dish (or seal foil) and bake at 180°C (350°F) until very soft (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).
The roasted cloves can be easily squeezed from their skins and spread with a knife.