I modified the recipe a little bit according to my convenience and taste. Like, I added pesto to it which off course gave wonderful results but made the rolls a bit soggy by next day. So you can have it optional, unless you are consuming all the stuff the same day.. Warm and aromatic.. Although the taste of pesto was an amazing addition to it, I must say. Also, I have used a little bit of whole wheat flour as well, just to reduce my guilt. But that worked and the rolls were not less soft or crunchy than their APF kin.
For those who love Garlic, these rolls are perfect partner for tea time. You can make them a bit herby too, although I have only used Coriander. Am not that comfortable with any other herb. The combo of garlic and coriander works best for me.
1. 2 cups All purpose flour
2. 1 cup whole wheat flour
3. 1 1/4 cup warm water
4. 1 tbsp Active dry Yeast
5. 1 tsp salt
6. 1 tbsp sugar
7. 2 tbsp Olive oil / Butter
8. 1 egg white OR 1 tbsp milk for glaze ( optional )
For Garlic Spread:
1. 7-8 garlic pods, crushed and minced
2. 1 tbsp butter, at room temperature
3. 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
4. 1/4 cup Pesto
Pour the yest into the warm water and let it froth for 10-12 min. Mix everything together for dough and knead it to a smooth pliable dough ball.
Apply oil on top and wrap the bowl with a cling film. Keep it in warm oven for 45 min to rise till it gets almost double its size.
By that time prepare garlic spread by mixing everything together.
Knock out the air from the dough by pressing it and kneading again for 2 minutes. Roll down half of the dough into a rectangular shape and almost 1/2 inch thick. It should not be very thin.
Apply the garlic spread generously over it. Roll it and then cut into 4-5 parts depending on the length of roll.
Place the rolls adjacent to each other in a greased baking sheet, but do remember to place them vertically. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
If there is some garlic spread left, apply it on top of the rolls. Brush some egg white or milk for glaze over it. I applied milk but the result with egg is best. You may sprinkle Sesame seeds on top for that extra crunch and look. Allow to prove ( rise ) for 20 min.
Meanwhile heat the oven at 180 degrees. Bake for 25-30 min and let it rest for next 10 min.
Enjoy warm but beware of the hot garlic oozing out.. just have patience and enjoy every bite 🙂