Thursday, April 21, 2016

Skinny Garlic Parmesan Rolls


At the risk of sounding like a very, very, annoying Oprah commercial, I absolutely LOVE bread!  I have a lot of very fond memories of making bread with my Grammie on her nearly two-hundred-year-old wood cookstove.  She would wake up early and start the bread making process.  It truly was a labor of love.  She would make the most amazing dinner rolls.  They would be fluffy and soft with the perfect golden crust.  I don't often have time to make bread the same way I was taught.  That's why I made this recipe that allows my bread machine to do most of the difficult work for me.  
These Skinny Garlic Parmesan Rolls were so good that my oldest said to me, "Mummy, you should go on that Next Food Network Star and cook this for your final winning meal!" Kids are so brutally honest that you have to know these are good!  They do a fantastic job of satisfying the garlic bread craving without having to use an entire day's worth of calories or, in my case, Weight Watcher's Smart Points. These are perfect served with your next Italian dish.  
I like to make up batches and part-bake them.  This allows me to make a bunch on the weekend when I have time and shove them into the freezer for quick dinners.  Freezing them is very quick and easy.  Follow all the same steps and when you take them out after 10 minutes just allow them to cool. You will want them to look a little underbaked.  Don't top them with the garlic or olive oil. Instead, you will wrap them individually and freeze. You can take out the number you need, defrost and resume cooking.  It's a perfect way to have fresh bread anytime you want!
These really are wonderful and I hope you enjoy the recipe.  I would really appreciate it if you would please leave a comment and let me know what you think or what you would like to see in future recipes.  You can also follow on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter.  I'm happy to answer any questions that you might have!




Skinny Garlic Parmesan Rolls
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Servings: 16 ★ Size: 1 roll ★ 
Smart Points: 4 ★ Points Plus: 4 ★ Calories: 143 ★ Total Fat: 3 g ★ Saturated Fat: 1 g ★ Protein: 5 g ★ Carbohydrates: 24 g ★ Fiber: 1 g ★ Sugars: 2 g ★ Sodium: 228 mg ★ Cholesterol: 3 mg

Ingredients:
· 1 cup skim milk, warm
· 1 egg, lightly beaten
· 2 tablespoons sugar
· 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 3 cloves garlic, crushed
· 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
· 2 ounces fresh parmesan cheese, grated

Bread Machine Directions:
1.  In a bread machine pour the warm milk, egg, sugar and salt into the bottom of the machine. Add the flour on top. Place the instant yeast on top of the flour.  Set the bread machine to the 'dough' setting.  Make sure that you scrape the sides to ensure all the flour is added to the dough.  It should form a slightly sticky ball.  You can add more flour if it is too sticky or warm milk if too dry. When the bread is done rising form it into 16 2 ounce balls.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Place the dough balls on a baking tray that was prepared with non-stick spray. Bake the rolls for  minutes.  I like to use a stoneware tray because it cooks evenly and keeps from bottoms from becoming too brown. 
3. In a small mixing bowl add the olive oil, garlic, and parsley.  Brush the tops of each of the bread rolls with the garlic mixture.  Sprinkle each roll with a little parmesan cheese and salt. Return them to the oven and bake for 4-6 minutes.  They should be golden brown on top.

Stand Mixer:
1. In the bowl of the stand mixer, combine the warm milk, egg, sugar and salt. Add 3 cups of flour.  Using a dough hook or spatula slowly combine the mixture on a low speed.  As it starts to come together slowly add the remaining cup of flour.  The dough should be slightly sticky and soft.  Increase the speed to a medium range and mix for 4-5 minutes.  

2. Transfer the dough to mixing bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.  Cover it with a towel and allow it to rise for 90 minutes in a warm area. Punch down the dough and form 16 dough balls.

3. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Place the dough balls on a baking tray that was prepared with non-stick spray. Bake the rolls for  minutes.  I like to use a stoneware tray because it cooks evenly and keeps from bottoms from becoming too brown. 


4. In a small mixing bowl add the olive oil, garlic, and parsley.  Brush the tops of each of the bread rolls with the garlic mixture.  Sprinkle each roll with a little parmesan cheese and salt. Return them to the oven and bake for 4-6 minutes.  They should be golden brown on top.
Perfect weeknight dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.


2 comments:

  1. These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I saw these on my IG account and headed right over! xoxo

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! I love your IG. You take the most beautiful photos! I'm actually pretty envious!

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