In this holiday time of the year, you surely need some dinner rolls, right? On your festive table, along with some nice main and side dishes, home made bread always looks good, don’t you think?
I make these Vegan Garlic Dinner Rolls often. More often than not with garlic itself, because you can omit it if you want, but with all that softness and deliciousness of the rolls garlic makes the perfect addition.
Another thing that makes these rolls so tasty is the use of the olive oil. But if you don’t want or have any at hand, you can surely use any other oil but be sure it’s not the strong taste one, like pumpkin seed oil or something. Canola or sunflower oil would do just fine.
If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, then you know that I love to bake. To be honest, if I could I would bake every day. So sometimes I do. Not always the sweet things like Carob&Cranberry Roll or The Softest Pumpkin bread. I just bake plain bread for my family. You know. Only flour, water, yeast and some salt. Or, if I want to make it richer, there is Vegan Olive & Herbs Focaccia.
The softer the dough, the softer the bread will be. Some might freak by the mention of soft and sticky dough, but that can easily be sorted out if you just use stand or hand mixer. And there you go. Kneading and all and without feeling tarred and feathered.
Still, with this rolls, you’ll have to get your hands into the dough, so before you freak out stickish, I advise to oil your hands, be firm and quick and not fiddle much, so that rolls, on their way from the bowl to the baking pan, have less time to make you sticky.
The Softest Vegan Garlic Dinner Rolls. Perfect addition to your festive table. Soft, beautifully scented with garlic, I promise you'll love it!
- 350 ml / 1 1/2 cup tepid plant milk
- 1 pack of dry yeast or 20g/0,7 oz fresh yeast
- 2 tsp sugar
- 500 g / 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp provansal herbs
- 5 - 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in milk.
Add flour, salt and provansal herbs. Use mixer or wooden spoon to knead and incorporate everything nicely, so there are no lumps. Cover with a lid and set aside to rise for 40 mins.
Set your oven to heat up to 180°C/375F.
In another bowl, mix olive oil with garlic powder
Line your baking sheet with baking paper. This is not mandatory because rolls will be covered with oil so will not stick. If not using the baking paper, you can brush some oil on it too.
Don't use your biggest pan, rather one that is half of it's size.
Punch the dough and knead for a short min with a wooden spoon.
Olive your hands a little. With a spoon, grab a piece of dough by the size of an egg, take it of off the spoon into the olive oil&garlic, roll it to cover it with oil and put it into the baking sheet. If the oven is not yet heated enough, let the rolls wait till the temperature is right.
Bake dinner rolls at 180°C for nice 40 mins or till they are all nice and golden from above, and have a nice brown crust at the bottom.
Leave to cool completely and resist the temptation to eat it hot. Then serve with love to your loved ones and enjoy!