Almost every dinner recipe could be served with some form of bread. I mean, most restaurants give you some type of bread to start (which you consequently fill up on and then don’t eat you meal). Although I’m used to making dough and bread, I’ve never really tried making rolls. One night when I planned on making stuffed shells I decided to try and find a recipe for dinner rolls. I wanted to find something that would taste good and not take forever.
I found the recipe that I’m providing below, but with my own special twist! Rather than just being regular dinner rolls, these have flavors mixed in and on top.
- 1 c + 2 tbsp warm water
- 1/3 c vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp yeast
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 c bread flour
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 stick butter
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp italian seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 400° after step 3.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl, add water, oil, yeast and sugar. Allow this to proof for 15 minutes on the counter.
- Mix in salt, egg, flour and garlic powder. Knead until smooth.
- Form 9-12 dough balls and place them on a lightly greased pan. Loosely cover them with plastic wrap and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
- While the balls are resting, melt about 1/2 the stick of butter and mince 3 of the garlic cloves. Combine both of these in a bowl along with 1 tsp of italian seasoning.
- Brush the butter/garlic mixture on top of the rolls and then put them in the oven for 8 minutes.
- Repeat step 5 with the remaining butter, garlic and italian seasoning. Apply another coat to the rolls before cooking them for another 5-8 minutes or until golden brown.
Test Kitchen: Opinion and Changes
I originally found this recipe on Your Home Based Mom. When I first tried the recipe, I didn’t realize something was wrong until the next day. Although the rolls tasted good that evening, the next day it was as if the sugar had settled and the rolls were super sweet.
In my version, I have cut the amount of sugar in half and have also opted to make to make mine more flavorful. I mix garlic powder into the dough itself as well as doing the butter/garlic shell on top. I think this gives them a great flavor throughout the entire roll.