1 Separated head or about 16 cloves whole, unpeeled garlic
1 tsp Salt
1 pinch of pepper
1/2 Bay leaf
4 Sprigs parsley
3 tb Olive oil
Drop garlic cloves in boiling water and boil for 30 seconds.
Drain, run cold water over them and peel. Place the garlic and the rest of the ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan and boil slowly for 30 minutes.
3 egg yolks, 3 to 4 T.olive oil Beat the egg yolks with a wire whip in a soup tureen for a minute or until they are thick and sticky.
Drop by drop beat in the olive oil for making a mayonnaise.
Rounds of hard-toasted French bread 1 cup of grated Swiss or Parmesan cheese Just before serving, beat a ladleful of hot soup into the egg mixture by droplets.
Gradually strain in the rest, beating and pressing the juice out of the garlic.
Serve immediately, accompanied by the bread and cheese.