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Roasted Garlic Butter

Use as spread for crusty bread, corn on the cob, or to top a hot baked potato.

  • yield: Makes 1/2 cup

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place garlic cloves in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil, and bake until cloves are soft and fragrant, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Step 2

    Place butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; add garlic and remaining salt and pepper. Beat until well combined. Scrape butter onto a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Shape into a log; freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 1999

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