Love the aroma of the freshly home baked breads. Garlic dinner rolls are one of my fav. as the garlic aroma is filled all over. I love these rolls which are amazingly soft and I can simply eat them with plain salted butter. The cilantro enhances the colour of the rolls making it look more Yummy.
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp Instant yeast
1 ¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp Sugar
¼ cup Milk
1 cup luke warm water
10 cloves plump garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp Olive Oil
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
Take ¼ cup milk put in the microwave for 30 sec. Add sugar & yeast and leave it to rise. Mixture will be frothy.
In another bowl take flour, add salt, add the yeast mixture, warm water and knead well to soft dough for 10 minutes.
Add 2 tbsp butter and knead for another 5 minutes.
Leave it in a bowl greased with olive oil, cover it with a cling film and leave it for 1 hour in a warm place to rise.
Dough will double in size.
Once the dough is doubled punch it down.
Add 5 cloves of chopped garlic and knead the dough once again for 1 minute,
Divide the dough equally into 15 balls and make different shapes of dinner rolls. I doubled the quantity and made 30 dinner rolls 6 each with diff. shapes.
Snail Shape: Roll each ball into 6-7 inch rope. Coil each rope from centre till the end to make snail shape.
Clover Leaf Shape : Divide each balls into 3 parts, make small round ball and attach together to form a clover leaf.
Knots : Roll each ball into 4-5 inch rope. Twist it into a knot to make knot shape dinner roll.
Mini Buns : Simply roll into round shaped balls.
S-Shape : Roll each ball into 6-7 inch rope . Twist from the left end till the centre. Also twist from the right end upward direction till centre to make “S” shaped dinner rolls.
Put the shaped dinner rolls in a greased baking tray leaving at least 1” space between each roll.
Leave it to rise again for another 45 minutes.
Melt butter in the microwave , add 5 cloves chopped garlic and cilantro. (if you don’t want any herbs or garlic simply brush with melted salted butter.
Brush this butter on the risen rolls.
Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg. C for 18 minutes until golden on top.
Serve with baked chicken or simply serve it with soup & salad.