06 January, 2012

Garlicky Dinner Rolls Recipe

So, a couple weeks ago we were going to a friends house for dinner. Our friend makes the most delicious...awesome...drool-worthy lasagna ever. Seriously. My job was to bring the bread. I didn't have time to make dough from scratch so I pulled a couple loaves of Rhodes bread dough from the freezer and got it rising. As I sat here I decided plain old bread just wasn't worthy of such tasty lasagna. Something different had to be done.

And then I remembered my great grandma using the same bread dough to make cinnamon rolls. It hit me right then and there. I needed to make Garlic rolls...with Parmesan cheese. It was the only way. The idea formed, the recipe in my little mind followed and those gorgeous babies pictured above were born. They were quick,easy, and oh so delicious!

Here's what you need to do!

2 loaves frozen bread dough (homemade works just as well too!)
softened butter (about 1 stick or so)
Granulated Garlic
Dried Oregano
Dried Basil
Dried Parsley
Shredded Parmesan cheese (NOT the powdered kind!)
Parchment Paper
Bread Knife
10x14 pan and possibly another small baking dish or two.

Thaw bread dough if using frozen and let it rise. Once it's doubled in size, preheat oven to 350, then turn dough onto a floured surface one loaf at a time and roll it out so it's about 1/4 inch thick. In a small bowl add the softened butter and equal parts herbs, you can do this to your taste...I used a lot of garlic because we all love it. Spread butter mixture over the top side of the bread dough, sprinkle cheese over the top of the butter.

Starting on one long side evenly roll the dough into a long 'tube'. Slice in equal sized pieces, about 1/2 inch thick (i tossed the ends). Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and place the slices cut side up into baking dish try to leave a little space between them. Repeat with 2nd loaf.

(here's a really bad fuzzy pic of mine)

Cover your pan(s) loosely and let the rolls rise once again in a warm place until doubled. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Check on them around 15 min for 'done-ness'. Once done pull them from the oven and let them cool as long as you can stand before diving in!


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