Monday, February 14, 2011

Garlic Rolls

A delightful & aromatic bread from Umm Mymoonah caught my eye and i was itching to do it for quite some time - the tried & tasted event of her recipes was a perfect opportunity for me to bring this to my kitchen!!
The recipe saw a few minor tweaks from my side in terms of shape and the flour mix - i used a mix of wheat flour & plain flour and added a dash of mint leaves to the garlic butter; made the dough in to rolls as well as bread and baked them in square cake tin(instead of the round tin as used by her)

What goes:-

For the Dough:
  • Flour- 400 g ( a mix of wheat & plain flour)
  • Dried yeast- 3 tsp
  • Warm Milk - 1/2 cup (for activating yeast)
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Sugar- 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Warm Water-  as required
For the Garlic Butter:

  • Butter- 100 g( at room temperature)
  • Garlic - 3 (grated)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Pepper - to taste
  • Fresh coriander & Mint- 1 tbsp (finely chopped)                                  

Activate the yeast by soaking in warm milk with little sugar. Once it becomes frothy mix all the ingredients for the dough and add enough water. Knead it to a dough and then add the oil for a smooth and elastic dough.

Place the dough in a clean, oiled bowl, cover it with a cling film and allow it to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile prepare the garlic butter by mixing all the ingredients together and set aside. 

Take the raised dough, knock the air back and divide the dough into two equal balls.
(It gives me immense pleasure to see the dough double in size---- i could'nt resist taking a click )

I made one part in to rolls and the other as bread---

For the rolls:-

Roll the ball  into a flat rectangle (it was a circle in my case) , spread the garlic butter . Roll it as shown and make cuts at equal intervals. 

Now you can bake this in a square cake tin (u can also use a loaf tin or a round cake tin).

Grease the tin, and arrange the rolls inside without touching each other. Apply more garlic butter on top of the bread. Sprinkle some sesame seeds. Cover the tin and leave it to rise for another 30 minutes.

Meanwhile preheat the oven for 180 degree celsius. Bake the bread for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

For the other part roll the dough in to an oblong shape. Make serrations diagonally without cutting in to the dough completely. Apply the garlic butter on top and sprinkle sesame seeds and nigella seeds (optional). Allow it to rise and bake !

Serve the bread warm with curries and salad or just by itself.

This goes to  Oh Taste & See Tried & Tasted : Taste of Pearl City event announcement by Lakshmi

Also to Saraswati's Healing Food : Ginger n Garlic event annoucement by Siri

Also sending them to Pari's Only - Cooking with Bread


  1. The garlic rolls look so soft and yum.

  2. Am such a big fan of garlic and i love this bread to the core..

  3. I love anything garlicky especially the garlic bread.your step by step demo pictures r lovely and the garlic rolls r inviting me to grab them.

  4. OMG. I'm loving this. The dough doubling in size always gives me a childish pleasure.

  5. Garlic bread has turned out great...lovely.

  6. Those garlic rolls makes me drool,beautiful rolls..

  7. garlic bread looks soft n delicious.....perfectly baked ...yummy
    Super Yummy Recipes

  8. I can smell the garlic butter through your pictures, hope you enjoyed these aromatic rolls :)

  9. Umm Mymoonah has inspired everyone a lot... They look soft and tempting...

  10. Beautiful rolls and bread... Whoever has ever tasted them, would definitely fall for them :-) !!!

  11. Baked to perfection..very yummy looking!!
    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

  12. Yummy garlic bread,perfectly baked.

  13. oh garlic is my fav .. can't seam to cook without it ever .. it's like I am addicted to it :) Wanted to ask you .. about the recipe .. when you say 3 garlic .. you mean cloves of all the 3 garlic ?

  14. I agree with sunshine - Love garlic in many things Yummy looking bread - love it! Happy Valentines dear xoxo

  15. These have baked to perfection,and I can smell the garlic and mint...mmmm.mmm the aroma is so intoxicating,wish I could eat this with a cuppa chai now :) Have a wonderful valentine day :)!!!

  16. Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!


  18. the garlic rolls looks very beautiful...yummmmmmmmmmmm

  19. Just love the garlic rolls. Looks tempting and perfect. Thanks for the entry dear.

    Saraswathi Iyer

  20. Really very funtastic!Plz send that tray immediately.Hats off! Pri

  21. so fluffy and refreshing can imagine the flavours!

  22. yes Umm's rolls are tempting...ur came out beautiful too....very tempting!

  23. Garlic bread... I am hypnotized... Yummy!

  24. i love garlic bread and yours looks so good. i better make a new batch soon.
    thanks for sharing your delicious recipe. hope you'll have a wonderful weekend