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Old 01-17-2016, 07:10 AM   #1
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Roasted Garlic

Sorry Can't think of an apropriate forum for this.

James Martin on BBC1 Saturday kitchen made garlic butter roles that could be put in a fridge and you could cut lengths of it depending on how much garlic you wanted.

Roast garlic in an oven for 40 minutes? Didn't mention any temperature.

Any help on this?

P.S. I asume this would be rolled out using cling film. What is that tacky stuff in cling film. We are talking about food preperation here.


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Old 01-17-2016, 07:35 AM   #2
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Garlic butter

I usually heat the oven to about 400F/about 220C. I use aluminium foil to put the garlic 'sausage' in. Time for cooking? Depends on how done you like your garlic, but it needs to be soft enough to be able to mix well with the butter.

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Old 01-17-2016, 07:52 AM   #3
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You want the garlic to be nice and white when mixed into the butter. Roasting the garlic in tin foil will preserve the white color as long as the garlics are very slow roasted. High heat will turn the garlics a darker color.
This is how I make a garlic butter roll:
I take ten bulbs of garlic and break them into separate cloves. I take a very sharp knife and cut the bottom off each clove leaving the skin on. (The skins come off later very easily.)
Then into a pot of water with a pinch of Kosher salt added. I then slowly simmer the cloves until they are completely cooked and soft. Remove from simmering water, drain and fill the pot with cold tap water. Allow the cloves to thoroughly cool. Then simply squeeze the garlic out of it's skin. Then thoroughly mash then fold into a lb. of soft unsalted butter. I add in a little very fine chopped fresh parsley to give the roll some color. You can use salted butter. Then spatula the mixture onto some cling film and make a cigar shape about 1 1/2 '' in diameter. Refrigerate. You can freeze it but when I make it it's for using within a day or so.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thanks puffin3

Looks like the garlik is being cooked twice one in teh oven at 220c (presume 40 minutes) Then into a pot of poing water as well.

Like the idea of tin foil and the seperation of the cloves.

What I had in mind was 10 garlic + 2 slabs of butter. The butter is melted in a saucepan and clarified at that time. A hand held blender because of the consituancy of the garlic and the butter + for decorative perposes lots of mint which is supposed to complement garlic?

Would it be better to roast the garlic as cloves?
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:08 AM   #5
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I found this recipe from James Martin with roast garlic and double cream that is whipped to create butter.

BBC - Food - Recipes : The ultimate garlic bread

This one from James Martin uses roasted garlic and olive oil.

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Old 01-17-2016, 10:55 AM   #6
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You can use raw garlic too. Just use a garlic press if your not good with a knife.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:46 AM   #7
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I quit roasting garlic in the oven about 20 years ago when I bought a Garlic Express. Mine looks just like this one and it roasts up to 3 heads of garlic perfectly. The garlic pops out of the papery skin just like butter. I roast a lot of garlic to incorporate into bread dough.

I always thought heating the oven, especially in the summer, just to roast a few heads of garlic to be inefficient. The little roaster does it in far less time and shuts off automatically so the garlic isn't overdone.

I didn't pay much for the one we have, perhaps $25 USD and I was surprised to see how they've gone up when I searched on Amazon a few minutes ago. I imagine they could also be found on eBay for a reasonable price.

I just couldn't rationalize the energy and time it took to, first, preheat the oven, then to cook the garlic. Just didn't make sense to me.

As for making the butter you speak of, I can offer no advice except for the cooking method for the garlic.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:07 PM   #8
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I have a little terra cotta garlic roaster. I use it in the toaster oven, so I don't have to heat up the big oven.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:22 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
I have a little terra cotta garlic roaster. I use it in the toaster oven, so I don't have to heat up the big oven.

I have the same thing..... although I am on my 4th or 5th one due to being clumsy.
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:33 PM   #10
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I do mine on the stove in a pan with EVOO. Added bonus is I get garlic-infused oil. When I have things cioking in th oven, I will put afew heads in to roast. The roasted garlic freezes well.

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