Monday, August 26, 2013

rosemary garlic parmesan swirls


In my kitchen, there's probably nothing I love more than baking bread. I love kneading the dough by hand (it's my brand of therapy). Of course, the smell of baking bread is one of the most heavenly things on earth. Yeast breads take time, but with a garlicky, cheesy, swirly reward at the end, it's more than worth the wait.

I wish I could send each and every one of you a freshly baked pan of these rolls. They have to be one of my favorite things I've ever baked, if not the absolute favorite(!). Y'all know I'd almost always take savory over sweet, so these are the perfect decadent treat for me. They have a richness from melted butter (both in the dough and brushed on top), but still such a light, airy texture. With fragrant rosemary, salty parm, and sweet garlic, these have all the keys to my heart. I've fallen in love.

Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Swirls
makes 10 rolls

you'll need:
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled to room temperature, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cups shredded Parmesan
2 teaspoons minced rosemary

Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the yeast and water together until the yeast dissolves, then pour it into the flour mixture. Add the melted butter. Mix together with a wooden spoon until a shaggy ball can be formed.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8 minutes, until dough is smooth.

Spray a large, clean bowl with nonstick spray. Place dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside to rest and rise for 2 hours.

Place the dough on a well-floured surface and roll into a large, thin rectangle. Mix filling ingredients, and spread over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Roll tightly from one short end to the other into a log. With a knife, carefully cut the log into 1-inch rolls.

Spray a 10-inch round pan with nonstick spray. Arrange the rolls in the pan, leaving a bit of space between them. Brush the tops with additional melted butter. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for another 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops begin to brown. Serve immediately, trying not to eat them all before they hit the table.

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34 comments:

  1. I'm sure there is a way you can star wars zap me some of these rolls.. :)

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  2. You've sold me on these, Marie! Sounds amazing and I admire your love and comfort with making yeast things!

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  3. Love love LOVE these rolly rolls! The way you describe them sounds heavenly. We're having pasta for dinner one night this week and these would make the best side dish (or main dish, considering I'll probably eat a boatload of them ;)).

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

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    1. Thanks dearie! They would be an awesome side for y'all, but they're definitely meal-worthy as well! :)

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  4. Amazing! Bread + garlic is always amazing!

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  5. I love that you said it's your kind of therapy, that is nice to hear. :) Although kneading dough isn't specifically my therapy being in the kitchen always calms me down.

    These swirl look amazing, I would eat 5 of them. :)

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  6. I can practically taste those! Oh so gorgeous!

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  7. I have to get over my fear of making bread to make these, they look so darn good! Just do it, as Nike says!

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    1. Yes, you can totally do these! They're super easy, and with the 2 long rises the dough is very forgiving. Let me know if you give it a go!

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  8. Yum - these rolls look great!

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  9. Ugh, I don't blame you one bit for falling in love!! Buttery and garlicky and cheesy and rosemary-ey! These look and sound delicious. And I agree- kneading bread is such a comforting act.

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  10. A few years ago I made rosemary bread and Ryan still talks about it! I have to try these!

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    1. Adding cheese and garlic can't hurt, right? :)

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  11. Rosemary, garlic and parmesan wrapped up in swirly, whirly doughy package - I'm head-over-heels.

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  12. Rosemary, garlic and parmesan are the perfect combination. This sounds absolutely delicious Marie! :)

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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  13. These look so delicious, Marie! I'd love to serve them with a big bowl of soup...

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    1. Thanks Georgia! That would be delish...

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  14. I love the idea of these! And could probably eat the whole plate for dinner :)

    Sues

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    1. I may or may not have been tempted to do just that! Thanks so much!

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  15. These are beautiful Marie!! Really. I'm a bread baker (and eater!!!) too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather! Couldn't live without great bread!!

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  16. Oh My. Oh me oh my. These look amazing. I love rosemary. And garlic. And baking bread. I can't wait to try these! Pinned! :)

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