What You'll Need....
- 1 empty glass bottle, thoroughly washed
- 1 wine bottle stopper
- olive oil
- 1 bulb garlic, all cloves peeled and trimmed
- red chili flakes
Peel and trim all of the cloves from one bulb of garlic so that they fit into your glass bottle.
Add red chili flakes. I have no idea how much I used. Probably a tablespoon or so.
Add olive oil. Fill nearly to the top (your wine bottle stopper should have a dry base when it's plugged into the bottle; if the oil gets inside the threads, it can turn rancid and the oxygen will rot the garlic).
I suppose you'd call it "cellaring," but put the filled, closed bottle in your pantry and leave it there for at least a couple of weeks. The flavor gets stronger the longer it sits, so keep that in mind when you're dipping your bread into it.