Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon rapid rise instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups of all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • For the garlic butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped plus extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, whole
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Grease or line baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat water, sugar, butter and milk for 1 minute, until very warm to the touch, around 110˚F to 115˚F, and whisk contents.
  4. In the bowl of a standing mixture fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the heated milk mixture and sprinkle the yeast on top.
  5. Add 3 1/2 cups of flour, the salt, parsley, oregano, garlic, and the beaten egg. Mix with the dough hook on the lowest or “stir” setting for 1-2 minutes until combined and the dough starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. When the dough is pulling away from the sides and is only slightly sticky to the touch, increase the speed of the dough hook to medium-low and mix for 5 minutes (this is kneading your dough).
  7. Grease a large bowl with butter. Remove the dough from the dough hook and transfer into the prepared bowl. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for 20 minutes.
  8. When the dough is done rising, turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Gently punch the dough down. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, divide the dough into 15 equally sized pieces.
  9. While waiting, make the garlic butter: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute, until garlic is fragrant.
  10. Add the parsley and oregano, stirring frequently, and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and discard garlic cloves.
  11. When the rolls are done rising, brush each one with the garlic butter and top with the grated parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until cooked through and the tops are golden. Remove and brush with the remaining garlic butter. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.

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