The recipe to these delicious garlic rolls comes from Tessa from I am Cooking with Love (Dutch website). It’s takes a bit of work without a machine, but the end result is worth it!
The original recipe uses a mix of Italian herbs, I only used oregano. I made these at 10 in the evening by the way, so no quick stop at the supermarket! Sometimes you just need to give into baking urges.
Wonderful garlic rolls that are soft on the inside!
Recipe makes 8 rolls
- Ingredients for the dough:
- 500 gr flour
- 15 gr sugar
- 7 gr yeast (1 packet)
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 270 ml lukewarm water
- 1 ts salt
- 1 garlic clove, crushed or grated
- Ingredients for the topping:
- 3 Tbx butter
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
- 1 Tbs oregano
- Optional ground chili flakes
Mix the flour, sugar and yeast. Dissolve the salt in the water and add this to the flour along with the crushed garlic clove and olive oil.
Knead for 8 minutes into a soft pliable dough. 8 minutes by hand, a couple of minutes less with a machine. The dough is ready when it gently springs back after pressing a finger into it.
Put the dough in a bowl with plenty of room to expand and cover with plastic wrap or a plastic bag. Leave to rise at room temperature for an hour or until doubled in size.
Knock back the dough. Put some flour on your work surface and make a fat roll out of the dough. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Roll these pieces into foot long strips (30cm). Tie these in a loose knot and using the direction of the dough tuck these over and under to create the shape you see in the end result.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the rolls with plenty of room in between. I covered these loosely with parchment and plastic, but you could also use a tea towel. Leave to rise for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven on 180ºC/360ºF. Melt the butter, remove from the heat and add crushed garlic and oregano. I also added a bit of ground chili flakes to the butter mix.
Brush the rolls with the butter and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
Wonderfully light and fluffy garlic rolls without too much of a hassle. I ate most of these just like that although I’d like to try them with a few strips of bacon and some avocado slices.