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Easy garlic butter dinner rolls

 In Bread, Learn the basics, Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian

Soft and fluffy dinner rolls baked till golden and brushed with garlic and oregano-infused butter is a delicious, easy side dish recipe.

Easy garlic butter dinner rollsYou guys, I have never been happier to see the beginning of the weekend. In. My. Life. This week has been beyond crazy. I have cooked, styled and photographed 23 recipes in the last 7 days. Most of which formed part of an el massivo Christmas shoot for a magazine. In fact, there are so many Christmas decorations in my house at the moment, I’m thinking of just leaving them there for the next two months. That’s acceptable, right?!

Easy garlic butter dinner rollsAnyway, so yesterday when I finished editing and sending the last of the many, MANY images I took, I experienced a wave of relief like never before. And then I realised that I had neglected this little blog of mine terribly over the last two weeks and I simply had to pay it some attention. But listen, after a week of non-stop cooking and shooting, the last thing I feel like doing is do more of that. So I knew whatever I made for dinner last night would have to be done in a flash, be super tasty and be easy-peasy.

I made a very simple tomato pasta and started the prep for Friday night Pizza night (totes a thing in our house). I decided that while I was busy making dough, I might as well make a batch of my ridiculously easy dinner rolls. Seriously you guys, this recipe could not be simpler. I make the dough in my stand mixer but even by hand this will only take you a few minutes and I can not over-hype these enough!

Easy garlic butter dinner rollsThey are so soft and fluffy on the inside and the flavour is just perfection. Brushed with garlicky butter (I added a little dried oregano too), they are so moreish. I challenge you to only have one. These are the perfect side dish to pretty much anything. A big bowl of warming chili, soups, stews and (as we did) tomato pasta with enough sauce to mop up with the pillowy bread. Even just as is, standing by the kitchen counter. Yum!

Easy garlic butter dinner rolls

Easy garlic butter dinner rolls
 
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Soft and fluffy dinner rolls baked till golden and brushed with garlic and oregano-infused butter is a delicious, easy side dish recipe.
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Recipe type: Bread, Side dish, Vegetarian,
Serves: 15-20 dinner rolls (depending on size)
Ingredients
  • 5 cups (750g) flour (I used cake flour which gives a more delicate texture to the bread)
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups (500ml) lukewarm water
  • 1 x 10g sachet instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
for the garlic butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
  2. In a jug, combine the lukewarm water, yeast and sugar and mix well.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and mix on a low speed until the dough starts to come together. Add the oil and continue mixing until the dough has come away from the sides of the bowl. Continue mixing for another 2 minutes.
  4. If doing this by hand, follow the same directions but once the dough comes together in the bowl, turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. If needed, add a little more water. The dough needs to be soft and smooth and a little sticky.
  6. Once the dough has been kneaded, place in a greased bowl and cover with cling film. Allow to rise for 1 hour.
  7. After an hour, knock back the dough and form rolls (mine were just slightly smaller than a tennis ball).
  8. Place the rolls in a baking dish of your choice lined with parchment paper.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c.
  10. Place the rolls in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Tap the top of the rolls, if they sound hollow they are done.
  11. In the meantime, combine all the ingredients for the garlic butter in a small saucepan and melt together.
  12. When the rolls come out of the oven, brush them generously with the garlic butter and serve.

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Cathy
    Reply

    i would clearly fail your challenge because one of these would never, ever be enough. buttery perfection.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      😀 Believe me, that challenge is pointless because I’ve yet to meet the person who can resist these!

  • Christina
    Reply

    Are you sure 3 cups of water is necessary? I made these last night and had to add about 2 1/2 additional cups of flour to get a dough that didn’t stick to the sides of the mixer. It was too soft to hold a shape so I had to sort of throw blobs of dough into the baking dish. The rolls rose fine in the oven but needed an additional 15 minutes of baking and even then were not fully cooked through. I assumed that I wrote the recipe down wrong but as I check it now, it really does say 3 cups of water. Not sure where I went wrong. Perhaps you could indicate the flour quantity by weight?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Hi Christina. I apologise for the incorrect measurements given. It must’ve been a typo, I was meant to write 2 cups of water. I’ve amended the recipe and also added the metric measurements. I’m so sorry for this, I pride myself in my recipes working well and feel terrible that this didn’t work out for you due to my mistake.

      • Christina
        Reply

        Thank you! I bake a LOT of breads so I thought it was odd but then all the rave reviews made me think that somehow the recipe would work out. I am definitely going to make it again and I’m sure it will be fine this time. The flavour was quite nice but the texture wasn’t right. Great easy recipe. I will definitely make dinner rolls more often if they’re this quick and easy.

        • Alida Ryder
          Reply

          Thank YOU for pointing out my mistake. I hope the next batch come out perfectly.

  • DisplacedHousewife
    Reply

    These look beyond dreamy!!! Congrats on all of the great work — that’s fantastic Alida!! xoxo

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    Reply

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how many recipes you made this week! That’s amazing! And yes you should absolutely leave up those Christmas decorations. One less thing to do later. These rolls look like the perfect addition to my Thanksgiving table!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      The life of a food stylist/photographer 😉 And yep, these rolls would be PERFECT for a Thanksgiving feast.

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    Reply

    Dinner rolls may just be my ultimate weakness. I know I would inhale one too many of these! 🙂

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Mine too! And yep, I definitely did not only have one. 😉

  • Andy
    Reply

    I LOVE a good dinner roll and yours looks fantastic. Love the addition of the garlic butter.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Andy! The garlic butter definitely make these fluffy little rolls.

  • Barb
    Reply

    Hi Alida,

    These look delicious! Is there no 2nd rise between punching down/forming and baking?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Barb. No, no 2nd rise necessary. 🙂

  • Green Valley Kitchen
    Reply

    I saw these on IG this morning and I had to come on over and check out the recipe. They looks so delicious and golden brown. Love the butter garlic topping – yum! And you go girl, 23 recipes in 7 days is impressive!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Geraldine! That garlic butter is magic. And thanks! It was hard work but I’m glad it’s all done. 🙂

  • Cathy
    Reply

    A big bowl of warm soup and a few of these would be the perfect fall meal. Thanks for sharing Alida!

  • Michelle
    Reply

    Yum! Could I sprinkle some grated cheese over the rolls before baking?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Of course! Cheddar or Parmesan would both work well.

  • Jenni
    Reply

    Oh my gosh, these look sooo good. Garlic bread is one of my absolute favourites.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Jenni. Mine too! I could easily have it with every meal.

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