While browsing through my blog roll, I came across some delicious-looking roasted garlic rolls on the Tasty Kitchen site. I love garlic. I mean I REALLY love it, so I thought I'd try my own version of garlic rolls. I did not want to use whole cloves of roasted garlic in mine, because I thought it would turn my kids off, so I just used garlic powder. They turned out really well, and were so easy to make.
Ingredients: 2 packages rapid rise yeast 2 cups warm water 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup oil 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder (or more if you want a more intense garlic-flavor) 5.5 cups flour 2 tablespoons butter pinch of Kosher salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 375.
In a bowl, dissolve your yeast in the warm water. Transfer the water/yeast mixture to a large bowl and add the sugar, oil, salt, and garlic powder. Mix it all together. Add the flour and knead it well. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. After it has risen, give it a small knead, and then pinch off enough dough to fill the cups of a muffin tin. Allow the dough to rise a second time.
Sprinkle the tops of the dough balls with Kosher salt and bake for 15-20 minutes. After you pull them out of the oven, rub the 2 tablespoons of butter over the tops of the hot bread.
Living in small town Oklahoma, I am married to the sweetest man you will ever meet. We have five young children, so I would now consider myself a professional juggler. I'm a wannabe crafter, cook, baker, and gardener. Some might call me crunchy. I'm okay with it.