Sunday, March 4, 2012

Rosemary Garlic Butter Rolls

Who doesn’t like Cinnamon rolls?! Everyone loves it,right? Well, some people don’t and my hubby is one of them! He could only eat once or twice a year, that’s it. He can’t stand the aroma of cinnamon. I still make it and make him eat a roll or two. He would eat it but I could literally ‘read’ how unpleasant experience he goes through every time he bites into the roll! It’s written all over his face. So this time around, I decided to make a different roll for us. I was sure he would definitely love this one. And he did, indeed.

The idea is the same. Instead of sweet and cinammoney, this roll is savory and garlicky. The herbs and Parmesan cheese add that extra punch to the rolls. After having made this roll the first time, I knew I’ve found a keeper recipe. And I also knew that I will be making more of these rolls and less of those rolls!

These rolls are good with pasta or as a snack on its own. They are so flaky, buttery and yet, delightful. Give it a try sometime. You will be amazingly pleased with something so common like garlic rolls and yet, so new.

Rosemary Garlic Butter Rolls
2 cups AP flour
1 tbsp yeast
½ cup warm water(up to 180° F temp.)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

3-4 cloves garlic
1-2 sprigs of Rosemary
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
¼ cup olive oil

How to:
Prepare the dough using first 5 ingredients.
Let it rest covered in a warm place till double in size, for about 2 hours.
Punch the dough down and roll in a 12”X12” rectangle.
Crush garlic, rosemary with oil in a mortar and pestle or in a food processor.
Spread on the dough sheet.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Roll as tightly as you can.
Cut into 12 pieces.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and cover again with a towel and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
At this point, you can sprinkle some white sesame seeds for garnish. this is totally optional.
Preheat oven to 425°.
Bake the rolls for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.


  1. Loved the savory version..I haven't tried these at home,will give it a try..looks flavorful n puffed up!!

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  2. flavourful and delicious butter rolls..

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  5. where is the butter?

  6. If you are reading this, it's just the name butter can use butter instead of olive oil..use of oil gives the same buttery texture..