As you all know, Baking has become my favorite past time now..Along with the yummy homemade goodies that we get to eat, the home is filled with the awesome aroma of freshly baked bread (Ah! Cant explain it!)… There is also a satisfaction to the healthy side of me since i make it completely with whole wheat flour and avoid the dreaded All Purpose flour (I was just telling my husband today that the All purpose flour manufacturers must be cursing me! Haha!)..
Garlic Rolls were among the first i baked when i was new to baking world.. Although initially i followed this recipe from The Chef and her Kitchen and it turned out yummy, this time i substituted the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour to make it completely guilt free and the result was super yummy… We did not miss the softness at all..The rolls are crisp on the outside and soft when you take a bite of it… It is a must try for those who want to try a hand in baking..
These rolls never fail to impress my husband.. I purposefully bake it right before he comes back from work..His smile when he enters the “freshly baked aroma” filled home are a delight for me to watch..
So do try these yummy rolls and forget buying the bakery ones!
Health Benefits of Garlic: Strengthens the immune system and helps fight coughs and chest infections,Contains high level of iodine which is effective in hyperthyroid conditions,Contains good levels of Vitamin C,Reduces Cardiovascular disease,Contains Vitamin B6 which is known to fight different cancers..
For the dough:
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp Instant Yeast (DO NOT use active yeast unless you are familiar with it!)
2 tsp Sugar (Refined/Brown- for activating the yeast)
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Luke warm water as required
For the filling:
7 -8 garlic cloves
A dollop of Butter
3 Green chillies
Coriander leaves to taste
Mixed herb seasoning/Oregano/Chilli flakes (Optional) to taste
Salt to taste
1.Take some luke warm water in a bowl and stir in sugar..Add the instant yeast and stir well…
Note:Buy only instant ones if you are new to baking!Make sure the water is NOT very hot!Just luke warm..
2.Take the wheat flour in a bowl and add the above yeast mixture to it along with salt and oil…
3.Add required water and form a smooth dough..
4.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and keep it in a warm place to rest for an hour (or two if you have the time!)…
Note: I keep in the oven with the lights on and door closed so that it gets the warmth for yeast to ferment!
5.Meanwhile prepare the filling by softening butter and adding minced garlic,finely chopped green chillies,coriander leaves,oregano and salt to it..Mash it well with a fork so as to form a paste..
6.After the resting time, the dough should be like this, doubled in size and full of holes..If not, keep for an hour more..
7.Punch the holes down and form a ball again…
8.Cut the ball into equal halves..Keep one half aside..
9.Roll the other half into square/round shape using the chapathi roller..
10.Spread the filling over the rolled dough evenly…Leave the sides..
12.Cut it using a knife into as equal sizes as possible..
13.Keep them in a oven proof dish either greased or lined with baking parchment with the cut portion facing upwards like this..
14.Garnish with sesame seeds..
15.Keep them in a warm place for half an hour more so that it rises well…After half an hour, my rolls looked like this..
16.Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 C..
17.Bake the rolls at 180 C for 25 to 30 minutes..
Note: The rolls are done when the top surface starts browning..Mine took exactly 30 minutes but every oven is different..So keep an eye from 25 minutes..
18.Remove from oven and immediately apply butter on each surface of the rolls..
19.Allow them to cool for 10 minutes and after that pull each rolls separately(This is the fun part!) and serve warm..
Note: 1. I prepared one more filling of cheese and herbs with the other half of the dough.. You can either experiment with the filling for that dough or use the same garlic filling..
2. Leftover rolls can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container and microwaved when needed for a minute or so to get the same warm and soft taste of fresh rolls..