To bring out the sweeter, nuttier flavor of garlic, bake the whole bulb. The terra cotta garlic baker, with its natural nonstick surface, is perfect for roasting garlic, onions, or apples in a conventional or microwave oven.
The secret to great garlic is to bake the whole bulb, drizzled with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground salt and pepper, and a few herbs. Baking brings out the sweet, nutty flavor of the garlic. When the cloves become soft and cool enough to handle, squeeze the bulb and spread contents on Italian bread or crackers or into potatoes before mashing. The baker plate measures 5-1/2" in diameter.