What is your favorite smell? Maybe it is fresh cut grass, old books or summer rain…but for me, it is fresh baked bread. There is no better smell on this planet! Add garlic and butter to that fresh baked bread, and I’m SO there!
This recipe has been floating around the blogosphere for as long as I have been blogging. Why oh why has it taken me so long to make these? Honestly, I don’t have a good answer for that. But, I can tell you that it will not be long before I make these again. They are fabulous! Soft, chewy, buttery, garlicky. **drool**
Recipe adapted from Amber’s Delectable Delights (originally from King Arthur Flour).
For the dough
3C. Bread flour
1T. Granulated sugar
2t. Active yeast
2T. Olive oil
1C. plus 2T. Lukewarm water (it was very humid here today, so I didn’t use the last 2T.)
For the topping:
2 cloves Garlic
2T. Melted butter
1/2t. Italian seasoning
To make the dough, combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the milk, olive oil and water, and mix until ingredients have formed a dough. Switch to the dough hook, and knead on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Transfer dough to a slightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each into a rope, about 10 inches long, and tie each into a knot. Take the end that is lying underneath, and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center. Then take the end of the knot that is lying on top, and tuck it underneath and into the center. Transfer rolls to a baking sheet lined with a lightly oiled sheet of parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 45 minutes, until very puffy.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. To make the topping, finely mince the garlic and combine with the melted butter and Italian seasoning. Brush or drizzle the glaze onto the shaped rolls. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until lightly browned.
Husband Rating – 5 out of 5 – “OMG, these are awesome! I’m so full from dinner but want another. *whispers* I already had 3.”
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