Preheat the oven the 375 degrees F. Place the garlic cloves and olive oil in a small ramekin. Put it in the oven and roast until the garlic is caramely and golden, about 20 minutes.
Mix the goat cheese with 1 tablespoon of the fresh thyme, the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Form it into an oval and place it in the center of a baking dish or oven-safe skillet. Surround the cheese with the roasted red peppers. Pour almost all of the oil over the goat cheese and place the garlic cloves on top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is soft and smooth and hot. Pop the bread in the oven in the last 5 minutes, just to warm it. Remove from the oven and drizzle with remaining olive oil and thyme. Serve immediately.
pull apart baguettes
Take each section of the baguette and slice into the bread every 1/2-inch, just stopping before you slice through. Brush the bread with the olive oil – getting inside the crevices. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder, as well as the fresh thyme. Pop in the oven for the last 5 minutes of the goat cheese baking – I prefer these to be soft and untoasted, but still warm.