Parmesan Garlic Rolls

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Rolls are a staple at most dinners. My grandmother has made hers from scratch for as long as I can remember. Sometimes, however, simple bread and butter won’t cut it and something zestier will only do.

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These Parmesan garlic rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal. This is the first recipe I have ever attempted that involved yeast and dough rising. At first, I was intimidated by this feat but only until I realized making bread is a piece of cake. Initially making the dough happened to be an easy task; combine some ingredients in the electric mixer and then leave to rise for 45 minutes.

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I had no idea what to do with the dough while it rose so I resorted to the internet in search of the perfect resting place. What I found was fairly simple; place a mug of water in the microwave and give it 60 seconds. Then place the mug in the back and set the covered dough inside the microwave. The dough rose beautifully and was so easy to work with.

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Once I had rolled out the dough, I topped it with a delicious garlic-butter and cheese. Then I rolled it into a log, let it firm up for a little while, and cut it into discs. After adding melted butter and cheese on top, it was ready to bake!

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This is by far one of the best roll recipes I have found and not just because of the beautiful golden color the rolls turned to in the oven. The butter soaked through and with each bite you had garlic, Parmesan, salt, and bread. This will probably become my go to for dinner parties and celebrations because of how easy it is and how much everyone has enjoyed them. Bon Appetit! 

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Parmesan Garlic Rolls

Adapted from Amanda’s Cookin’

Makes 4-6 servings

Dough

1/2 package of active yeast, about 1 teaspoon

1/2 tablespoon sugar

2/3 cup milk, warmed

1 1/2 to 2 cups flour

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 cup shredded Mozzarella

Garlic Butter

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened

2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoons parsley

Combine milk and sugar and add yeast to the mixture in the bowl of your electric mixer.

Once yeast has dissolved, beat in oil, salt, and 1/2 cup of flour with bread hook.

Continue to scrape sides and add flour until soft dough forms.

Cover and let rise until double, about 45 minutes.

Beat softened butter with garlic, 3 tablespoons of Parmesan, salt, and 1 tablespoon of parsley.

Once dough has risen, place onto floured work surface and kneed into a rectangular shape.

Spread surface with garlic butter and sprinkle with Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses.

Roll up dough and wrap in parchment paper. Place in freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Microwave remaining garlic butter and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice dough into discs. Place into greased pan and brush with garlic butter.

Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and parsley and bake for 15-20 minutes.

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