I have a favorite recipe for rolls. I’ve made regular dinner rolls from it and the original pull apart dinner rolls which are present at every holiday dinner table in this house. Because it’s such a great recipe, whenever I come across a new idea for rolls, I always use my tried and true favorite. This new favorite I’m calling Parmesan Garlic Rolls is no exception.
I can’t remember how I stumbled across this recipe for Garlic Cheese Rolls over at Raptor Toe. I just know it was in my bookmarks and while looking through them the name caught my attention. I decided to use my roll recipe for these and made my own garlic butter. I made a couple other changes too but definitely drew inspiration from the one I had bookmarked.
These were really good, though I think next time I make them (and there will definitely be a next time) I’ll add a bit more Mozzarella cheese. Delicious and beautiful!
While waiting for your dough to rise, make the garlic butter. Set it aside to let the flavors meld. After your dough has risen, punch it down and place it on a flour dusted work surface. Dust the top of the dough with flour.
Use your hands to flatten the dough out to a 14×10 rectangle, then spread with garlic butter. You will NOT use all of this butter, just enough to spread a generous layer on the dough.
Roll up the rectangle and wrap in parchment paper. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together your Parmesan and parsley.
Next you’ll slice the rolled dough into discs, just like you do with cinnamon rolls. Place them in a baking pan, or in two cast irons skillets. I used one skillet and one stoneware pan of the same size. You’ll brush them with melted garlic butter and sprinkle them with parsley-cheese mixture.
Cover them and let them rise 20 minutes, then bake!