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Garlic Mozzarella Rolls

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Garlic Mozzarella Rolls are the epitome of comfort food, marrying the irresistible flavors of garlic and cheese with the soft, warm embrace of freshly baked bread. Each roll is a testament to the joy of baking, offering a golden crust that gives way to a tender, cheesy center, infused with the rich, aromatic blend of garlic butter. This recipe is a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create something truly magical, making it a perfect addition to any meal or a delightful snack on its own.

The beauty of these rolls lies in their versatility. Whether served alongside a hearty soup, as part of a festive dinner spread, or simply enjoyed as a warm, comforting treat, they’re sure to win hearts. The process of kneading the dough, watching it rise, and brushing each roll with homemade garlic butter before baking is not just a culinary endeavor but a labor of love. These Garlic Mozzarella Rolls are more than just food; they’re a warm hug on a plate, promising to bring smiles and satisfaction with every bite.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

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  • 70 ml warm water
  • 70 ml warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 320g flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Garlic Butter:

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 60g butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Additional Ingredients:

  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • Poppy seeds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Activate Yeast: Mix warm water, milk, dry yeast, and sugar in a bowl. Wait 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Prepare Dough: Combine yeast mixture, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Gradually add flour and salt, mixing to form a dough.
  3. Knead Dough: Knead on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Prepare Garlic Butter: Mix minced garlic, parsley, melted butter, salt, and honey.
  5. Assemble Rolls: Divide risen dough, add mozzarella to each piece, seal, and place in a greased baking dish. Let rise again, 30-45 minutes.
  6. Preheat Oven: 375°F (190°C).
  7. Brush with Egg Wash: Mix egg yolk and milk, brush on rolls.
  8. Add Garlic Butter: Brush rolls with garlic butter mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with Poppy Seeds: Optional.
  10. Bake: 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve warm.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Kcal: 220 kcal | Servings: 12 rolls

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