Whole Wheat Garlic Dinner Rolls

Summary

Yield
Rolls
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
55 minutes

Description

Garlic RollsDinner rolls isn't something I've made really often. Mainly because I haven't had very many 100% whole wheat dinner rolls that weren't dry and dense. That is, until a couple weeks ago. I was browsing the internet for some inspiration on a Friday afternoon, and happened across several recipes for garlic dinner rolls. I was just getting over a cold, so the idea of garlic kind of struck a chord and I just HAD to try making some! As usual, I didn't follow the recipes I'd found--I wanted to create my own! 

So I took my no-knead whole wheat bread recipe and did some modifications to it, then put the rolls in an oiled cast-iron skillet and baked them in that after they were raised. The smell as they were baking was SOOOOOOOO good.... that I had to make ANOTHER batch, this time a gluten-free one so I could eat them too! Ok... if you know someone who is gluten free, I guess that means you'll have to go hunt down my gluten-free garlic rolls recipe next! LOL Enjoy tantilizing your senses with the amazing smells of garlic rolls!

Ingredients

8 clv
garlic (minced)
3 T
olive oil
1 t
rosemary (adjust as desired)
1 t
thyme (adjust as desired)
1 pinch
salt
2 T
dry instant yeast (quick rising works well)
2 T
honey (or other sweetener)
1 t
Country Style Seasoning (optional, see recipe in Miscellaneous section)
1⁄2 t
salt (increase to 1 t. salt if not using Country Style Seasoning)
2 c
warm water (110F-115F)
4 c
whole wheat flour (white wheat works best)

Notes

SO.... WHAT IF YOU ALREADY HAVE BREAD DOUGH MADE and you want to use it as dinner rolls, rather than making a full separate batch?

MINCE garlic and mix with olive oil and herbs and salt and let it sit while waiting for the dough to sit for 15 minutes. 

PREHEAT your cast-iron skillet during this time.

NOW take your dough, which is going to be your dinner rolls, and gently knead half of the garlic/herb mixture into the ball of dough. 

ADD a handful or two of flour, if needed, to make the dough the right consistency for dinner rolls.

OIL your cast-iron skillet and form dinner rolls into balls.

GENTLY brush remaining half of garlic/herb mixture over top of rolls before they raise.

PREHEAT oven to 425F while rolls are rising--the heat will speed up the process and then your oven will be hot when the bread is ready.

BAKE at 425F for 25 minutes, until rolls are golden. Laugh as your whole family gathers in the kitchen to see what is happening, when the delicious smell permeates the entire house!

REMOVE from oven and cool on a rack. 

There :) Now you have both options! Hope that didn't confuse you too badly!

Instructions

MINCE garlic into tiny bowl.

ADD olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and pinch of salt.

STIR well and set aside for garlic to marinate for a few minutes.

MIX yeast, sweetener, Country Style Seasoning, salt, and water together in large bowl.

ADD half of garlic/herb mixture.

ADD three cups of flour and mix gently.

ADD one cup of flour or as needed to make a sticky dough consistency.

SET aside for 15 minutes to allow flour to absorb and for the dough to start rising.

PLACE cast iron skillet in cold oven and preheat for 10 minutes at 350F to help warm it up while waiting for dough.

OIL warm skillet and with floured hands, pull off balls of dough and place on skillet.

PLACE them slightly tight together, so they raise up and now out.

GENTLY brush remaining half of garlic/herb mixture over top of rolls before they raise.

PREHEAT oven to 425F while rolls are rising--the heat will speed up the process and then your oven will be hot when the bread is ready.

BAKE at 425F for 25 minutes, until rolls are golden. Laugh as your whole family gathers in the kitchen to see what is happening, when the delicious smell permeates the entire house!

REMOVE from oven and cool on a rack. 

SERVE warm. They taste amazing by themselves, but the garlic flavor also goes really nicely with hummus and babaghanoush.