Note: This recipe is a modified version from the cookbook Gjelina.
2 cups olive oil, or more as needed
8 heads garlic, cloves separated and peeled
12 fresh thyme sprigs
3 bay leaves, bruised
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium baking dish, combine olive oil, garlic, thyme and bay leaves. The garlic should be completely covered. Bake until the garlic cloves are soft, fragrant, and lightly browned but still hold their shape, about 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.