Peel the garlic skin off and cut the root ends off.
Wrap tightly in aluminium foil.
Bake in an oven set to 445F/230C.
This photo shows the color after baking for 20 minutes.
This photo was taken after baking for 30 minutes. You can enjoy them as is sprinkled with salt.
Put the baked garlic in a bottle, pour in the oil, and it's done.
Use the garlic in the oil itself, for curry or dressing.
You could also substitute sesame oil for the olive oil.
Story Behind this Recipe
Garlic oil is very useful and I make it whenever garlic is in season. Since it's a bit of bother, I make it with oven-cooked garlic. This recipe produces a non-bitter and simple garlic oil.
Tightly wrap the garlic in the aluminium foil. If the juice leaks out, it will be smelly. This will not turn solid when stored in the fridge. It can keep at room temperature for a month. Store in the fridge in the summer time If adding chili peppers or herbs, dry them well before adding.