Oh, bread! How I love bread! I could never be one of those people who gave up eating carbs because I enjoy my bread too much. I have recently re-committed to baking our bread instead of buying it. I can control what goes into it that way. Plus, it really isn’t all that hard to bake bread and it tastes so good when it’s homemade! I am also baking our own rolls for special occasions. My two favorite rolls to make are the best ever homemade crescent rolls and these parmesan garlic rolls.
The recipe for these parmesan garlic rolls came to my Mom from her friend, Rosalie, at church. They are delicious! This recipe alone makes a bread maker worthwhile. True story. I bought my first bread maker used at a church rummage sale for $4. It lasted me for 7 years so was money well spent. It recently died and I replaced it with another used bread maker. This one cost me $10 at my Uncle’s garage sale but I still consider it money well spent because now I can make these rolls again!
I like to serve these rolls along side sausage crepes or poppy seed chicken. These would be great with any pasta meal, too! They are a simple recipe and the use of the bread machine makes it even simpler. Dump everything into your bread machine and once the dough is ready, divide them into little balls. Allow the rolls to rise again and bake. The deliciousness comes from the topping of parmesan and garlic butter, so don’t forget that step! The other wonderful part of this recipe? These rolls freeze wonderfully. You can enjoy one pan now and save one for later!
1 cup water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Red Star brand active dry yeast (add another teaspoon if you use Fleishmanns)
1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1 clove garlic, crusted
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Place first seven ingredients (water, flour, salt, yeast, margarine, sugar and dry milk powder) in bread machine. Select Dough setting and press start. Allow your bread machine to work it’s magic!
When the dough has risen long enough, the machine will beep. Turn off bread machine, remove bread pan, and turn out dough onto a floured countertop or cutting board.
Knead the dough once or twice before using a sharp knife to divide the dough in half. Roll each section of dough into a long rope. Using a sharp knife, divide dough into 24 pieces (12 pieces per rope).
Shape each section of dough into a ball. Place rolls in two 8-inch greased pie pans – 12 rolls each in each. I usually put 9 around the outside with 3 in the middle, leaving space between the rolls for them to rise.
In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic. Pour over the rolls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover rolls and let rise in a warm oven 30 to 45 minutes until doubled.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
These rolls freeze very well! Simply allow the rolls to cool before removing them from the pan. If you are careful, all the rolls should come out attached to one another. Wrap in foil and freeze until ready to use. Place the foil wrapped rolls in the oven to reheat them before serving.