The term confit is used to describe anything that has been cooked slowly into a rich, succulent texture. A jar of confit garlic has become a real essential in the Great British Chefs kitchen. Take the time to make up a huge batch and it lasts for ages. It's also really versatile – spread it on crusty bread, blend through dips, dressings and pasta sauces or fold through mashed potato. The options are endless, and as a bonus by-product you are left with a delicious garlic-flavoured oil once you've finished.