Garlic Olive Oil

450ml / 17fl olive oil (not virgin)
5 - 7 cloves of garlic
2 bay leaves
black pepper

Pour the olive oil into sterilised, sealable glass bottle using a funnel. Add the peeled cloves of garlic, black pepper and the bay leaves. Seal the bottle.

Gently warm some water in a saucepan. Bain-marie the bottle with the mixture. Heat slowly for about 1 hour.
Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place, shaking the bottles once a week. As time goes on the oil will become redder and hotter.