Wednesday, June 10, 2015


This homemade eggless pull apart garlic roll recipe is very easy, fool proof and yields the softest and best garlic rolls ever. It is a perfect snack for kids and its an easy picnic food too.. I am making these from 2010 but never i could take a picture before it finishes.  I made this for my daughters 5th birthday party and it was a hit. This recipe is adapted from Nags and originally from Suhaina.

Eggless garlic pull apart rolls
Garlic Pull-Apart Rolls
Makes 16 mini rolls


Plain Flour - 1.5 cups (i used King Arthur Bread flour, you can use all purpose flour too)
slightly Warm Water- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (you should be able to touch the warm water with your finger, if it is too hot, wait for few minutes and proceed)
Yeast - 1/2 tbsp, i use fleischmann's always as it never disappointed me
Salt - 1tsp 
Sugar - 1 tbsp 
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp

For Garlic Spread:

Salted butter, at room temperature - 6 tbsp
Minced garlic - 2 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

How to Make Eggless Garlic Pull Apart Rolls

1. Mix flour, yeast, warm water, salt and sugar together until you get a smooth, slightly stick dough. (Add water slowly as the measurement of water differs according to flour you use)

2. Add oil to your fingertips and knead until the dough springs back when you press with your fingers - about 4-5 mins. 

3. Wrap in cling film and allow to double by keeping in a warm place for about 45 mins. I always keep the dough inside my oven with lights on. Meanwhile, make the garlic spread by simply mixing all the ingredients. If you are using unsalted butter add salt to make a perfect garlic spread. 

Eggless garlic rolls : Divide the dough and apply the garlic spread
4. Grease a baking pan or loaf tin with olive oil. I used my  2 square Pyrex pan which was the perfect size for 16 mini garlic rolls.

5. Knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into four equal portions.

6. Transfer one portion of the dough to a floured surface and roll gently into a rough rectangle of 1/2" thickness. Apply more flour sparingly if sticky. 

7. Spread about 2 tbsp of garlic spread on one side. 

Eggless Garlic pull apart rolls
8. Roll from one end gently and firmly. 

9. Cut into half and then again cut into each half again into two halves to get 4 equal portions. 

10. Now place the rolls with the cut side up in the greased pan. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough. 

11. Spread a little milk on the rolls and add the remaining garlic spread on top. You can sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the rolls to make it even pretty.

Eggless Garlic pull apart rolls
12. Allow to rise for another 20 minutes. In the mean time preheat the oven to 180C / 375F.

13. Bake for about 30 mins until the top is golden brown. My Pyrex glass pan usually takes longer to bake in, so mine took about 35 mins to bake just right.

14. These are really soft and have an amazing flavor. You can keep it in an airtight container and microwave whenever you want. 

Eggless Garlic pull apart rolls

1. The amount of water depends on the type of flour you are using. Use your judgment to get a slightly sticky dough that behaves when you apply oil. 

2. This is a fantastic picnic food / Kids party appetizer and stays fresh in room temperature for a week.

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