Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls

Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls

I love bread, but most of all I love making my own bread. This weekend I’ve decided to make garlic butter infused dinner rolls.

It’s an easy recipe and you can flavour them with different ingredients, like sun-dried tomatos, oregano infused olive oil, italian pesto etc…

You can prepare a double batch on weekends and store them in the freezer, individually wrapped. Moreover, you can pack one roll in your kid’s lunchbox.

Serving :12 small dinner rolls

Proofing time: 1 hour

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes



  • 250gr bread flour or extra if needed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt

Garlic butter:

  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • a bunch of mixed parsley and mint
  1. Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water. Set asside until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour,olive oil, salt and add the yeast mixture.
  3. Knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add extra flour if the dough is still sticky.
  4. Drizzle some extra olive oil in the bowl and turn the dough to coat evenly.
  5. Cover the bowl with damp cloth and let the dough proof until doubled in size approx 1 hour.
  6. In the meantime, throw the garlic and herbs in a mortar and pestle. Crush until all both garlic & herbs are reduced to a paste and then mix in the melted butter. Bash a few times to mix well.
  7. After proofing, give the dough a nice punch to remove the air formed inside and reduce it to the original size.
  8. Divide the dough into 12 small parts and work with your hands to give them a nice round shape.
  9. Dip each bun with the garlic butter to coat evenly.
  10. Arrange the buns side by side in a round baking tray and let them proof for about 15 minutes. Just the right amount of time needed for your oven to preheat.
  11. Set your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake the rolls (after Step 10) for about 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy while still warm.

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