I had been eyeing this recipe of Garlic Pull Apart Rolls from Suhaina for a long time. When she brought these rolls warm from the oven for our Singapore food bloggers’ meet, I was totally sold. Finally managed to make them this weekend. I would highly recommend this to all those who are dying to bake but fear the yeast monster. Trust me when I say these eggless rolls are really fool-proof and you can feel so proud of yourself when done!
I halved the recipe and got 8 mini rolls, enough to serve 2 very generously. We had one here and one there, through the weekend.
Garlic Pull-Apart Rolls
Recipe source: Suhaina
Makes 8 mini rolls
Plain Flour – 1.5 cups
Warm Water- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
Yeast – 1/2 tbsp (instant or active dry yeast)
Salt – 1tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
For Garlic Spread:
Salted butter, at room temperature – 6 tbsp
Minced garlic – 2 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
How to Make Eggless Garlic Pull Apart Rolls
1. Mix flour, yeast, warm water, salt and sugar together until you get a smooth, slightly sticky dough.
2. Add oil to your fingertips and knead until the dough springs back when you press with your fingers – about 4-5 mins.
3. Wrap in cling film and allow to double by keeping in a warm place for about 45 mins. Meanwhile, make the garlic spread by simply mixing all the ingredients.
4. Grease a baking pan or loaf tin with olive oil. I used my Pyrex loaf pan which was the perfect size for 8 mini garlic rolls.
5. Knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into two equal portions.
6. Transfer one portion of the dough to a floured surface and roll gently into a rough rectangle of 1/2″ thickness. Apply more flour sparingly if sticky.
7. Spread about 2 tbsp of garlic spread on one side.
8. Roll from one end gently and firmly.
9. Cut into half and then each half again into two halves to get 4 equal portions.
10. Now place the rolls with the cut side up in the greased pan.
Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.
11. Spread a little milk on the rolls and add the remaining garlic spread on top. You can also add some sesame seeds or chia seeds on top to add some crunch.
12. Allow to rise for another 20 minutes. In the mean time preheat the oven to 180C / 375F.
13. Bake for about 30 mins until the top is golden brown. My Pyrex glass pan usually takes longer to bake in, so mine took about 35 mins to bake just right.
These are really really soft and have an amazing flavour. Serve fresh and hot!
1. The amount of water depends on the type of flour you are using. Use your judgment to get a slightly sticky dough that behaves when you apply oil.
2. The amount of yeast can be reduced if you don’t like the flavour of yeast too much in your breads. You can add just 1 tsp and let it double over a couple of hours, slowly. Also, if you are using yeast available in India, you need to proof it. To proof yeast, add it to 1/4 cup warm water and set aside for 10 minutes until bubbly. Then use it in the recipe as directed. The quality of yeast will really make a difference to the softness of the bread rolls. Enjoy your garlic bread rolls!