Once you make bread at home you’ll never feel like buying packaged bread from a store again! What you make at home is the real thing and it’s really easy to make! Need another reason? Here goes: The smell of bread baking in the oven is magical and can take you in an instant to your happy place!
These Easy Garlic and Butter Bread Rolls are little flavor bombs! Crisp and buttery on the outside with soft and warm on the inside! They literally just melt on your tongue! Once the garlic and mixed herbs within the rolls reach your taste buds, there are no words to describe what happens in your mouth! All is well with the world just then!
These are best enjoyed warm or just out of the oven.
A word of caution: Go easy on the garlic, mixed dry herbs, and pepper. You want subtle flavor and not an over powering taste of either ingredient!
Super Useful tip: Bake the rolls with at least 2 inches distance between them. When the rolls rise they won’t stick to each other and their outer surface will be blissfully crisp!
Here is the recipe for these delicious rolls which is going to make your friends and family call you a baking rock star!
Ingredients for Four Servings:
Flour – 3 1/4th Cups
Yeast – 1 1/2 Teaspoons
Sugar – 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 1 Teaspoon
Water – 1 Cup
Butter – 2 Tablespoons
Garlic – 2 Cloves Minced
Mixed Dry Herbs – 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper – 1/2 Teaspoon
Bring the water temperature up to 49° to 55° Celsius. Beginners will need a food thermometer for this. If the water is too cold the yeast will not activate and if the water is too warm the yeast will die.
Once the required temperature has been reached, add the sugar and stir. Once the sugar has dissolved add the yeast and leave it to stand for ten to fifteen minutes. This process is called proofing. The sugar in the solution will help activate the yeast. Once the solution is foamy it’is ready to be added to the other ingredients.
In a large bowl add the flour, salt, and oil. Gradually mix in the yeast and water. Once all the water is added, the dough needs to be kneaded for at least 8 to 10 minutes. Once the dough is smooth form a ball with it. Coat the dough with oil well and place in a well-oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave standing in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or till the dough has doubled in size.
The ideal temperature for fermentation to take place is 27° to 32° Celsius. Fermentation is when the yeast goes to work and fluffs up the dough.
While the dough is rising, peel and mince the garlic. Melt the butter just a little bit and mix in the Garlic, Mixed Dry Herbs, and Pepper. The aromas right now will make you very happy indeed!
Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down to release the air bubbles. Then divide the dough in half. Dust flour all over your rolling board and roll out one-half of the dough to about 1/2 centimeter thick. Spread the butter, garlic, mixed dry herbs and pepper evenly all over the rolled out dough.
Now roll the dough from one end to the other horizontally. Take a very sharp knife and cut the rolled out dough into rough little circles approximately 3 cm thick. Please them in a well-oiled baking tray like in the image below:
Repeat the process for the other half of the dough.
Another useful and crucial tip: Brush the surface of these rolls at this stage with butter or oil well. Once in the oven, the surface will become beautifully crispy!
Place the baking trays in a warm place for the dough to rise again. This will take half an hour.
Fifteen minutes into the dough rising for the second time, preheat your oven to 180° Celsius. Let your oven heat up for a minimum of 10 minutes before placing the baking trays in it.
Alright! So now your dough our circles or roundels have risen again to almost double in size! Place them in the oven immediately and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or till the outside of the bread rolls have become golden brown.
At this stage take them out the oven and place them on a wire rack. Allow them to cool for 2 minutes or so and then dig in!
I’m sure most of you are not even going to wait for them to cool! These are just too hard to resist. You’ll know what I mean when you make them!
These Super Easy Garlic and Butter Bread Rolls are a perfect appetizer! They are so good that they require no accompaniment at all!
Do let me know the wows and compliments you get once you make them! Do share and like this recipe on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest!