8 , toasted until dry (Rounds, Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Place garlic, water, and next 5 ingredients into a large soup kettle; bring to a boil.
Cover, lower heat, and let simmer for 30 minutes or until garlic is tender.
Add pepper and salt to taste.
Serve hot, garnished with grated cheese, or use this broth as the basis for other soups.