These Garlic Spiral Bread Rolls are made like Cinnamon Rolls. But instead of spreading on sugar, you roll in fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. This makes a great savory twist on a dinner roll and is a good side dish to any dinner entree.
Ingredients: (makes 12 rolls)
¾ cup milk
¼ cup butter
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ cup water
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon minced parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
Heat butter with milk in a microwave until butter is melted, stirring in between.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, garlic salt, and salt. Pour water, egg, and milk-butter mixture into the flour mixture. Make sure that the milk mixture is very warm. Stir into flour mix until sticky and wet. Replace mixer with a dough hook. Add the remaining cup of flour ¼ cup at a time carefully, kneading with dough hook constantly until the dough is wet but doesn’t stick to your hand. It should take all the flour.
Once dough is done, take the dough out of the bowl and hand knead it. Then grease the large bowl, and put the dough back in. Let rise in a warm place for 10 minutes.
Roll dough out on a large flour surface into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Mix the parsley, Parmesan, and garlic in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed. Spread softened butter over rolled out dough evenly. Then sprinkle cheese-garlic mixture evenly over the buttered dough.
Roll dough up, starting at the 12 inch side, until it is a long log. This is very similar to cinnamon rolls. Cut out 12 even rolls from this long log. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Place rolls face side up in the pan. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
After ten minutes of rising, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
After rise time is up, bake the rolls in the pan in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.