Thursday, July 26, 2012

Garlic Rolls: Garlic Bread: Side for Pasta, Soups and Dips

If you like garlic bread then these garlic rolls will blow you mind and tastebuds-for sure! Taste like garlic bread but looks prettier and tastes even better. Garlic Rolls is my another attempt in baking bread at home and the result was just great.

In simple words this is Garlic Pull Apart Bread, like rolls (pav) and is made using yeast. To have a nice soft bread texture you need to have good quality yeast and proof it properly. I used Allison rapid yeast and I like it because it doesn’t smell weird. To work with yeast you need something sweet like sugar or honey and warm water. Hot water will kill the yeast and cold water will not activate the yeast. If like me, you don’t have a fancy thermometer to measure the right degree of water, here is the test you can do. Dip your finger in hot water and you should be able to tolerate the heat, anything more or less will not work-just warm is what you are looking for. Next add in yeast and sugar, stir and keep aside for 10 minutes. If you see bubbles and forth in the yeast mixture you are good to go, else try again.

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You can enjoy this garlic bread just like that or serve as side with pastas, soups or dips. 

For dough:
Plain Flour - 1 and 1/2 cups 
Water- 1/2 cup
Yeast - 1/2 tablespoon
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil - 2 tablespoon
Milk- 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds- 1 teaspoon
For Garlic Butter:
Salted butter, at room temperature - 5 tablespoons
Minced garlic - 4 cloves
Chopped coriander leaves - 3 teaspoons

Heat water in microwave for 25 seconds. Mix yeast and sugar in the water. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Yeast should become frothy.
Mix flour, olive oil and salt. Knead the dough for good 5 minutes. The dough should not be sticky but should be soft.
Keep the dough covered at a warm place for at-least 45 minutes.
Next mix together all the ingredients for the garlic spread and keep it separately.

After 45 minutes take the dough and divide in 2 parts as shown in the pic

Dust the platform with flour and then flat one of the ball and spread the garlic spread on it

Then slowly roll the flat bread in the shape of the log
Take a rectangle baking pan. Grease it with oil.
Cut the log into 2 inch rounds. Place rounds in the baking pan.
Repeat the same with remaining dough.
Preheat the oven 180C for 10 minutes. Till then keep the baking pan in a warm place and let it rise for 10 minutes.
Brush milk on the rolls. Sprinkle sesame seeds.
Bake it till 20-30 minutes on 180C till golden in colour.
Serve hot or cold.

Keep your dough in a warm place. I always keep it in the oven. A friend of mine who lives in hills cover the bowl with blanket and keep it dark place-for her this trick works.
You have to use a good quality olive oil for a nice texture. I recommend Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Use active rapid yeast or also called as instant yeast. I used Allinson Easy Bake Yeast.
The amount of water depends on the type of flour you are using. Look for a slightly sticky dough that behaves when you apply oil.
Cover the bread with cling film and store it a room temperature. It will be good for 2-3 days.

Serving suggestions:
Great snack for picnics and parties.


  1. hi my name is ragini from US. i love your blog a lot, i visit daily to see whats new in your site. i loved these rolls and i am going to give it a try soon.congrats for your hard work and commitment toward your blog.good work,keep it up

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  3. nice step by step tutorial

  4. 'looks very yummy! Very detailed recipe with step-by-step photos -I like that!

  5. i love the way u mentioned every detail.very very nice recipe

  6. So healthy and Deliciuos I have no words to say .Just i want to eat.Yummy.

  7. The rolls look beautifully tempting

  8. The rolls look beautifully tempting

  9. Wow... the rolls look super... i will surely give it a try sometime soon :)

  10. // Beautifully presented step by step and out of the box pictures. Will definitely try my hand this Sunday and hoping it comes out good //


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