Roasted garlic sourdough: perfectly fluffy sourdough bread studded with velvety smooth morsels of roasted garlic. As it bakes, the kitchen fills with an irresistible aroma of earthy roasted garlic and toasty sourdough bread. This savory bread has the BEST flavor and makes the perfect side dish or base for gourmet sandwiches. Give it a try today!
Roast garlic for 1-2 hours, or until each clove is golden brown and the juices are starting to caramelize. The roasting time will depend on the size of both the bulbs of garlic and the cloves inside the bulbs.
Place the shaped dough seam-side up in a floured banneton or cloth-lined bowl. Seal the bottom edges of the dough ball together. Cover the banneton and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours for a really crispy crust. The sweet spot is around 3-4 hours for this recipe.
Place the shaped dough, seam side down, on a piece of parchment paper. Score it with a razor blade or bread lame. It needs at least one big slash on the side of the dough to let out steam as it rises. You can add decorative scoring as well, but it isn't necessary.