In the last 2 years almost every Indian blog I visited, had made the famous Eggless Garlic Pull-Apart Rolls and I craved to make my share too. But you know how very recently yeast and I have become friends. We are still in the soul searching stage – Best friends will have to wait!
Though I’ve been making 100 % Whole Wheat Bread almost every 7-10 days but each time I proof yeast with bated breath – still not sure if we are friends, or probably frenemies??? Wish me luck guys, I need to win this little bugger for life!
I finally convinced V to have a refined flour bread/ rolls – these days he balk at anything refined. God save me from people wanting perfect world. Phew!
I decided to make a big batch on a Sunday and invited our neighbour friend. Just as I was getting ready to tackle the dough with both my hands, I was literally saved by the bell! The builder’s man had come for tile replacement in the kitchen. Bye-bye kitchen for next 24 hours. Sob, sob.. grin, grin! Don’t know what I was feeling. I guess I was relieved. I never enjoy making anything elaborate over weekends as there is too much of a chaos at my place those 2 days.
Finally after 3 days of work, I got my kitchen free and clean. Tile-work is very messy affair after moving in. But we had little choice in this matter and now getting some odd jobs here and there done after moving in. What to do? Move on!
Almost all recipes on Eggless Garlic Pull-apart Rolls are similar which started with Suhaina posting the first one way back in 2010. I chose from Nagalaksmi of Edible Garden, for simple reason that the clicks were too gorgeous.
I adapted it to suit my taste and ingredients at hand. I doubled the recipe as I was planning to share with neighbour. I increased the butter by roughly 50%, added fresh mint leaves, sesame seeds, chilli flakes in the filling. I slightly dry toasted the seeds and mint leaves. The aroma of roasting seeds and mint was truly awesome.
The recipe gave me 16 mini-rolls. I added some onion seeds on top of the prepared dough. I baked in my Pyrex – 11 X 7 X 1 1/2 inch. I kept the oven temperature same but increased the timing. Mine was baked in roughly 50-55 minutes. Though recipe calls for adding yeast directly to flour, I have been proofing yeast so far and did it here as well. I skipped the garlic completely.
The Herb Pull-Apart Rolls were a big hit with my own kids as well neighbour’s kid. That’s the biggest compliment as our kids are quite fussy in trying new things. And for V, he conveniently forgot that he was eating refined flour and ate more than he should have. Should I tell the count???
The fresh flavour of mint, onion seeds and sesame seeds gave the rolls a wonderful zing. The rolls keep well and taste very nice after being microwaved next day.
I originally wanted to use some fresh basil but mint was such a surprise hit that I am using it quite often in my recipe now. I feel I’ve re-discovered the fresh mint leaves. Have you re-discovered an ingredient recently? Share with me, I would like to know.
Sending this rocking Herb Pull-Apart Rolls to
- What’s with My Cuppa hosted by Nandoo, event started by Nupur.
- Bake Fest # 22 hosted by Manjula, an event originally started by Vardhini.