I have been making these dreamy rolls for the past three or four Thanksgivings now. They are most easily done with a bread machine, but a stand mixer with both paddle and dough hook attachments will get the job done. Serve these hot with lots of butter. They will perfectly complement all your holiday dishes.
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Servings: 1 roll; recipe makes 12
Time: About 20 minutes active; 3 hours 15 minutes total
1 whole garlic head
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup milk (I used soy milk)
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
3 1/3 cups white flour
1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) yeast, at room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
Bread Machine Method:
1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Cut about 1/2″ off the top of the head of garlic. Place it on a sheet of foil and pull up the sides around the garlic. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and close up the foil tight around the garlic. Bake for one hour. Let cool slightly.
2. Microwave milk and 2 tablespoons butter for 1–1 1/2 minutes until warm. Pour into the bread machine bowl, then add rosemary, egg and squeeze out the cooled garlic cloves/pulp from the head. On top, put flour, then in opposite corners put sugar and salt. Add yeast to the center and cover over each pile slightly. Put in machine and set to dough setting with lowest loaf weight (mine was 1 pound and ran for 1 hour 24 minutes).
3. When the dough is done, turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. With one dough ball, divide it into three, roll each third into a ball and place the balls in one muffin cup. Repeat with remaining dough balls.
4. Cover muffin pan with a kitchen towel and place in a draft-free, warm place (I used the oven) for 30 minutes until rolls have doubled in size.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Uncover dough and brush with remaining tablespoon butter that has been melted. Bake for 10–12 minutes. Remove from pans and serve warm with extra butter.
Stand Mixer Method:
1. Do step 1 as above. Heat just milk in a microwave for 1–1 1/2 minutes and pour into mixing bowl. Add yeast and stir to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add garlic pulp. Add one cup flour, sugar, salt, 2 tablespoons softened butter, egg and rosemary. Beat with paddle attachment on medium speed until combined. Add remaining flour and beat until smooth.
2. Replace paddle with dough hook and knead dough for 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Put dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray and turn to coat on all sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise 1 hour until doubled in size.
3. Follow steps 3–5 above.
Writer Bio: Adrienne D. Capps loves food and is a vegetarian—she doesn’t believe these things are mutually exclusive. A vegetarian for the past nine years, Capps created Vegetarianized.com as a way to share her passion for eating, drinking and cooking—and to make vegetarianism more accessible. The blog transforms meat dishes into vegetarian or improves vegetarian recipes and puts the results up in a weekly post called the Sunday Serving on the blog and at the Facebook Group, Vegetarianized. Capps is also a food writer, teaches cooking classes in Davis and is an amateur caterer. Upcoming cooking classes and recent food articles are found on the blog home page.