Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Garlic Rolls

For the love of garlic and bread. The person who reinvented garlic bread had the same chemistry as me. I was reading a fellow blogger Kak Ita from Masam Manis and her creation of this garlic bread was so pretty. I could not help but to make and indulge these bread.

This recipe is eggless so is vegan friendly. Just put a little more effort on kneading, these bread is going to shine on your table.Serve them anytime you want - Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Oh my, I can't stop. I have a relationship with garlic and bread.

For those 1st timers, do not be intimidated, i know. I was at first but I killed the fear and this was the result. Thank you Kak Azlita from JB and Suhaina from Singapore for this recipe. It's delicious and one of my all time favorite bread I made.

Garlic Rolls ( for recipe in Malay click here )
Ingredients: (makes 8 - 10 rolls)
  • 3 Cups  Plain Flour  ( I used bread flour )
  • 1 cup  Warm Water ( The quantity of water depends on the brand of flour used. I sometimes use less than a cup, sometimes more than a cup for the same 3 cups of flour.)
  • Yeast  1tbps  ( 1 tablespoon yeast was added for a quick rise. You can reduce the quantity of yeast {say 1tsp} and let it rise slowly too.)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar (I used caster)
  • 2-3 tbps Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( You can use vegetable oil too )

  • Mix everything together except oil with warm water and knead  until you get a smooth dough.
  • Add oil and knead until the dough springs back when you press with your finger.
  • Apply oil in a bowl and allow to rise for 40-45 minutes. By this time it will be double its initial size.
  • Make the garlic spread. (recipe below)
  • Knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into two equal portions.
  • Grease a baking pan or loaf tin with butter.
  • Roll the dough using a rolling pin. Apply flour to prevent sticking.
  • The rolled out dough must be at least half inch thick.
  • Try to make it more like a rectangle. Apply one tablespoon of the garlic spread on it.
  • Roll it and cut it into two equal parts and further cut the two parts into two, so that you get 4 equal rolls.
  • Now place the rolls with the cut side up in the greased pan.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.
  • Apply the balance garlic spread on top and apply milk or egg wash which ever you prefer.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds (optional)
  • Allow to proof for another 20 minutes.
  • In the mean time preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the house is filled with the aroma of roasted garlic and bread.  

Here is the recipe for the garlic spread. This recipe not only can be use on this bread but in any time you bought a loaf of french bread. Spread these and toast them. You will NEVER buy the instant garlic bread anymore. My dad in law will request for this spread for him to store from time to time.

  • 100 grams  Salted Butter
  • 5 cloves  Garlic -grated
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic - chopped ( I used the ready chopped ones bought at NTUC )
  • Coriander leaves -4 tbps (chopped)

Directions :

Bring butter to room temperature.
Mix everything together. 
Can be stored in the chill tray for up to one week.

25 minutes later.. Voila!!! Your room filled up with the aromatic garlic. Cool it for a while and sit back and enjoy. 


Baking a lil' magic,

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