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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easy Garlic Rolls with Red Chilly Flakes

Since I'd had my first encounter with yeasted bread and managed these beautiful, yummy burger buns, I got a little more adventurous and decided to start experimenting with yeast a little more. The other day when I was browsing through a few blogs, I came across these garlic rolls. I immediately knew I was going to make them. I'm sure this doesn't surprise you. If you've been reading this blog, right from the early days I've been proclaiming my love for garlic, literally shouting about it from the rooftops (or atleast doing the blog-equivalent of it). My fourth blog post was about these wonderfully delicious Garlicky baked potato wedges, if you haven't tried it yet, you should, its really good. Anyway back to the garlic rolls.

The dough came together really well. I made a mini version of the actual rolls, since we wanted to have them as snacks. Am I glad I did that! They resulted in slightly crunchier outsides, with a lovely garlic flavored buttery insides. We just couldn't stop eating these. A word of advice, if you intend making these (and you should, you really should) make sure you have enough, or else you may not get your hands on even one of them. I skipped the coriander leaves and the carrot used in the original recipe and added some chilly flakes for a little spice. You can leave it out, if you don't like your food spicy and you'll love it nonetheless.

Easy Garlic Rolls with Red Chilly Flakes
Adapted from: Cooking is Easy

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar

For the spread:
5 tbsp salted butter, at room temperature
3-4 cloves garlic, grated

In a bowl, tip in warm (not hot) water, sugar and yeast. Cover and keep in a warm place for 5-10 minutes till it gets frothy and bubbly. (This means your yeast has been activated.)

In a large bowl, tip in the flour and salt and mix so the salt is evenly distributed. Use the yeast solution to knead it to a soft dough. The dough will be a little sticky. Leave it as it is. (Don't add more flour.)

Cover with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm place for about 40 minutes. The dough will double in size.

Make the garlic butter spread by simple mixing the ingredients together. (You could add herbs to the spread, if you fancy.)

Knock down the air in the dough, roll out on a lightly floured surface till you get a rectangular piece about 1/4" thick. Spread most about 2/3 of the garlic spread on it. With the longer edge towards you, roll up the dough, starting with the end closest to you, working you way towards the outside.

Using dental floss, cut into pieces and place them in a lightly greased baking dish. Spread the rest of the garlic spread on the top.

Sprinkle with some red chilly flakes. Cover it with a damp cloth and keep aside for another 20 minutes.

Bake them in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes or till lightly browned on the top at 180ºC.

This recipe is linked to -
Meals on Monday
Meatless Mondays
Just Another Meatless Monday
My Meatless Mondays
Mouthwatering Mondays
Mangia Mondays
Lets Do Brunch
Not Baaad
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Tuesdays at the Table
Hearth and Soul
Tasty Tuesdays
Delectable Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
A Little Birdie Told Me
Let's Break Bread Together

Secret Recipe Club


  1. with a description like "a lovely garlic flavored buttery insides", who can resist these rolls! i think i too would skip on the corriander though.

  2. Looks yumm...

  3. You had me at garlic! These sound delicious :D

  4. i love garlic, too! these rolls sound awesome - & i love the addition of the red pepper flakes! :D yum!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays! come back for my giveaway!


  5. Thanks guys, I hope u enjoy it as much as we did!

  6. Wit,wok and wisdomApril 6, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Hi Trisha,
    This is my first time on your blog and absolutely loved your space:)The garlic rolls sound amazing...I wish I could grab a bit;)

    Do drop in my place sometime - I have an event going on to which you might like to link up.I'd love to see you there:)


  7. These look great. What could be better than flaky bread/rolls and savory garlic? Plus, anyone making their own rolls from scratch deserves kudos in my book!

    Thanks for sharing the the Hearth and Soul Hop ;)

  8. I love it when bread has a spicy kick to it. These rolls look fantastic.

  9. Thanks WW&W, Michele and Lisa!

  10. Wit,wok and wisdomApril 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Thanks so much for sending this recipe:)

    Just a small request - would you mind linking backing to my event for this post please.I know you must have wanted to - but may have missed out.So no big deal!!:)

    Thanks so much!!


  11. Oops sorry abt that ... thanks for letting me know!!!

  12. Hi Trisha, thanks for trying out the now-so-popular garlic rolls with a chilly twist....have a great Sunday dear.

  13. You too Nisa ... Thanks for stopping by!!!

  14. Bread, garlic, chili -- sounds like a bite of heaven to me!

    Trisha, thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."


  15. Thanks Jenn ... Always nice to have you stop by!!!

  16. April @ The 21st Century HousewifeApril 13, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    These look delicious Trisha! I love garlic too so it's the perfect recipe for me! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. The linky is up again for this week so do hope you will come along and join in again!

  17. Thanks April ... will try my best to be back this week!


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