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Garlic Herb and Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Garlic Herb and Parmesan Dinner Rolls

My 290th recipe, “Garlic Herb and Parmesan Dinner Rolls”, the perfect addition to the table for a flavorful dinner. A dinner roll which is so soft, spongy and loaded with my favorite flavors of garlic and parmesan.

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I have decided to give you all a break from Mango Mania. After making and enjoying 3 wonderful desserts with mango, thought that it is time to give my body some rest. So instead of loading it up with some more sugar, decided to go the savory route. Don’t get too dejected, it is just for today and moreover I have a equally fabulous recipe for today.

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I am used to have chapati or other Indian tiffin items for dinner. The first time I had bread for dinner was while visiting the Olive Garden restaurant. When I ordered their famous minestrone soup, they served a few breadsticks on the side. That was certainly an unique experience. I even dunked the fresh baked bread in the hot soup and it tasted so delicious. After that day, I got the chance to enjoy breadsticks or dinner rolls on the side at multiple other restaurants. I even started baking my own bread or dinner rolls at times for dinner.

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I guess I have mentioned it in a few of my earlier posts. Weekends are for celebrating, and in my world, a movie night on Friday along with pizza for dinner makes RK a very happy man. Since I am bored of always ordering pizza from outside, I decided that I will instead bake something at home. For a change, I thought I will make dinner rolls. Something which I could keep munching away while watching the movie. Since a plain dinner roll would not make the cut on a weekend, I decided to incorporate additional flavors I love.

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I am so happy to report that the parmesan dinner rolls turned out so perfect on the very first attempt. These Garlic Herb and Parmesan Dinner Rolls are so soft, light and fluffy. I always like a little bit of fresh herb flavor in my baked goods. These dinner rolls are loaded with fresh parsley making each bite so refreshing. And strangely, if there is one flavor which both RK and myself love, it is garlic. And these dinner rolls has garlic flavor in abundance. And what is a roll without cheese ? This has a complete layer of freshly grated parmesan cheese. A truly well rounded combo of flavors.

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Unlike other dinner rolls, which more or less resemble a bun, these are actual rolls. Just like a cinnamon roll. But a savory version. When perfectly made you will be able to separate out each soft and fluffy layer of the roll. While these are just delicious on their own, you can also serve them along with a small bowl of marinara sauce. You will surely be then addicted and crave these dinner rolls for every night 😉

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Garlic Herb and Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Garlic Herb and Parmesan Cheese Dinner Rolls

Revathi Palani
Garlic Herb and Parmesan Cheese Dinner Rolls are soft and fluffy dinner rolls you can easily bake at home. Perfect on the side for dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • Milk - 1/2 Cup
  • Water - 1/4 Cup
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Active Dry yeast - 1 packet
  • All purpose flour - 2 Cups *Refer notes
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Fresh Parsley - 1/4 Cup
  • Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp + For brushing
  • Parmesan Cheese - 3/4 Cup Grated

Instructions
 

  • First add the milk, water and butter to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave it for about 1 min or so until it is stilghtly warm to touch (In the range of about 110 - 120 F).

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  • Transfer the milk mixture to a larger mixing bowl. Add the sugar, salt and yeast to the warm milk mixture and mix well until combined. Leave it aside for 1 min.

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  • Now, add about 3/4 Cup of all purpose flour to the bowl and mix well until combined. Add 1/4 Cup of flour at a time to the dough and keep working until combined. Keep adding the flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency.

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  • Transfer the dough to a smooth surface and knead for about 10 mins. Initially the dough will be sticky but eventually you should get a non sticky bouncy dough. Keep the dough covered for about 15 mins with a damp cloth in a dark place. The dough would slightly rise.

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  • Meanwhile, add the garlic, parsley and olive oil to a blender/mixie and grind to a coarse paste. Keep aside.

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  • Transfer the dough back to the smooth surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle with a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Add the ground herb garlic paste to the top of the flattened dough.

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  • Evenly spread out the herb garlic paste on top of the dough. Now sprinkle the parmesan evenly on top of the dough.

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  • Roll the dough carefully across the long end of the rectangle. Roll completely until you get the shape of a log. Make sure to seal the loose edges together.Cut the log into 12 equal pieces.

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  • Transfer the pieces to a greased 9X9 square pan. Cover the pan with a wet cloth and leave it in a dark place for about 45 mins until it doubles in size.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease the top of the rolls with olive oil and then bake the rolls in the oven for about 20 mins until nicely golden on top.

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  • Serve warm.

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Notes | FAQ

- Adjust the quantity of garlic and parmesan cheese as per taste.
- For a milder garlic flavor, substitute fresh garlic with garlic powder as needed.
- The quantity of flour needed would depend on the brand used and altitude where cooking. That is the reason why we add 1/4 Cup of flour at a time. You might require less or more than 2 Cups of flour. So do adjust looking at the consistency of the dough.
- The liquid should be warm while adding the yeast. If it is cold, the yeast will not activate. If it is too hot, the yeast will be killed.
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Raji

Sunday 10th of May 2020

What will be the approximate grams equivalent of 1 cup?

cina

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

hi, thank you for wonderful recipes and awesome instructions!!!!! i just wanted to ask what brand of yeast you use? its just that some people say there r animal additives in yeast. dont know if its true. seeing that u r a vegetarian thought i would ask u. thank u so much for posting great recipes.

revifood

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Thanks a lot Cina. I use Fleischmann's yeast :-)

anita

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

some chef once told me, that you need steam in the oven, to bake bread. Is it true, i so much want to try, but i am nervous.

revifood

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

No Anita. For this recipe, you are fine to bake it just like that. If you are baking something which might dry out in the oven and you want to retaining the moisture, like meat, you might want to have some steam in the oven.

Kriti agarwal

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Please specify the actual quantity of yeast as I v a bottle of dry yeast nearly 100 grms in it

revifood

Sunday 25th of September 2016

Sorry Kriti for the delay. 1 packet is approximately 2 1/4 tsp as per the pack details.

Shireen

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Can v substitute all purpose flour with whole wheat flour? Tia

revifood

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

In most cases, I successfully substitute whole wheat flour for all purpose flour. They only difference will be a slight change in texture and flavor. So, I believe whole wheat flour should work. Do let me know how it turns out, if you try that way.

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