Quick, easy Garlic Rolls make a great addition to your next family dinner.
On any given night of the week I may not feel like cooking dinner, so I like to keep a couple of things on hand for just those occasions. One of my favorite, low effort meals is baked ravioli; it’s just so easy and tasty! My mom is in town visiting for a couple of days and I had already planned on making ravioli for dinner last night, but I wanted to make it a little more special, so I whipped together a batch of these yummy garlic rolls. I used the rising time to assemble the ravioli, tend to my daughter and chat with my mom, trust me it goes by fast!
Who doesn’t love warm, crusty garlic bread with their marinara based meal? The super carb lover in me fails to think most of those meals are complete without bread in fact (just incase you needed some convincing). You are going to love these quick and easy rolls, they make a great addition to any dinner. I think next time I will try them with some Romano or Parmesan cheese in the dough as well, enjoy and happy baking!
Yield 8 -10 rolls
Recipe adapted from Calzone dough from 500 Pies & Tarts by Rebecca Baugniet
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1/2 c water, very warm
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 Tbs butter, melted
- 1 - 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced (more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp parsley, I used dried but fresh would taste good too
- In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together 1 c flour, the yeast, honey and salt.
- In a small microwave safe bowl heat the water for 1 minute and stir in the olive oil.
- Add the water mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, add the remaining flour and stir until incorporated.
- Knead the dough for about a minute or two until smooth, place in a greased bowl and cover; let rise for 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 400º and line a baking pan with a baking mat or parchment. In a small bowl combine the melted butter and garlic, set aside.
- Punch down the dough and roll it out into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
- Using a knife or a pizza cutter, slice the dough into 8-10 equal pieces (think strips of dough).
- Take the dough and tie it into a knot and tuck the ends underneath, spoon/brush on the butter garlic mixture and sprinkle with parsley. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
- Remove carefully from the oven and cool on the pan for 5 minutes before serving.
Courses bread, roll