This happened on accident. Should I even admit that?
I was making some pizza dough the other night for dinner (that blog post is soon to come. :D), and had some leftover dough. “Hmmm..what to do with this?” I thought. Well, how about make some garlic bread rolls?! Brilliant! I’ve always seen these rolls, the kind that have three cute little ‘puffs’ that some how come together while baking and just look..amazing. Yeah, that’s what I was going for. These might not look like that, but boy..do they deliver in flavor! 😀
(This recipe is for pizza dough that I found here, which I also used for these rolls. Fantastic, favorite site that I just can’t stay away from. :D)
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* In a large mixing bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), mix the water, yeast, sugar, honey and oil. (If using active dry yeast, increase the amount of yeast to 2 3/4 teaspoons and proof the yeast in the water until foamy before mixing in the sugar, honey and oil.)
*Mix in 1 cup flour and the salt. Continue mixing in all the remaining flour until you get a nice, soft dough. Knead until dough is soft and smooth, about 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes with a stand mixer.
*Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl and cover tightly (with a lid or plastic wrap).
***this is where I switch from making pizza dough, to garlic rolls**
*Let rise for about an hour
*Punch down dough. Taking ‘pinch’ sized pieces (I just kind of tore a piece of dough and rolled it into a 1/2 tablespoon sized ball…if that makes sense.), and roll them into small balls.
*Place 3 balls in each well-greased muffin tin.
*Let rise for 30 minutes so they get nice and puffy looking. (think..marshmellow. Yes. Absolutely think that.)
*Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350* or until golden brown.
*Rub the tops of the rolls with a little butter
*After baking, top with parmesan cheese for a little extra flavor. (And I know you like flavor. :D)
Wah-lah! Garlic dinner rolls. Perfect paired up with soup, salad, pizza, lasagna, anything, really. You can omit the garlic or..if you’re an animal..use cinnamon and sugar! I dare you! 😀 Rawr!