Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recipe for Easy Peasy Garlic Rolls (just like Palazzio's)

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I went to a small college in Santa Barbara, California called Westmont College for my bachelor's degree.  It was always a treat to go out for dinner, especially if it was at Palazzio's!  Aaaahhhhhh, Palazzio's had these amazing garlic rolls.  The servers wandered around refilling your plate whenever you were down to the last one.  8 years later, I don't even remember what else they served.  I remember garlic rolls and a self-serve wine bar.

If only I could recreate Palazzio's recipe for garlic rolls...  Real Simple recently posted this recipe for garlic rolls on their Facebook fan page and I thought I would give them a shot.  Not quite Pallazzio's but wow, these are great (with a few tweaks as always)!

My husband and I are huge garlic fans... so unless you love garlic, you may want to cut the number of cloves in... oh, I don't know... half?  I served these garlic rolls with Fusilli with Spicy Pesto.

source: modified from Real Simple
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
makes: 9-12 rolls

1lb. prepared pizza dough, thawed according to package*
8-12 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
kosher salt, to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. Tear pizza dough into 12 pieces and place in the muffin tin.
  3. Divide all but 3-4 cloves of garlic among the pieces of dough, pressing them into the centers. Drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. While dough bakes, heat remaining oil, garlic and parsley over low heat. Do not simmer.
  5. Toss in a bowl with garlic oil; season with salt.
* I bought an 11oz. package of premade pizza dough from Whole Foods and made 9 rolls out of the dough.  I used the same amount of the remaining ingredients.


Carrie said...

Wow, those look amazing!

bellasbistro said...

It's only 9am and now I want garlic rolls! It's never too early for garlic, right?

Andrea said...

They are so pretty! I want some now, for breakfast at 7:20 am :)

Memória said...

Oh woah. These rolls look A-MA-ZING! I must make these the next time I throw together some pizza dough.

Tia said...

they look so good!!!

Prachi said...

I was looking at and I saw the picture and immediately thought "mmm those look like Palazzio's garlic rolls". boy was i pleasantly surprised when i saw you were attempting to recreate them. I went to ucsb and frequented this italian restaurant just for the rolls!!! palazzio's has the best and yours sound delightful! i will definitely make these for my boyfriend and i and a stroll down memory lane! thank yoU!

Kevin said...

Those rolls look so garlicky and good!

NikiTheo said...

I ADORE garlic, so these are def for me!!!

steph said...

These look great!

Alina said...

Oh those rolls look so appetizing and they are so easy to bake, I make my own pizza dough , thanks for the idea!

Caitlin B. said...

I went to ucsb and have been dying for something like these rolls!

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KirstenEdmondsonBranch said...

Yum! My husband and I remember Palazio's and going just for those little rolls when we started dating. :) Thanks for sharing, so I can surprise him on our 20th anniversary coming up!

Amelia said...

Is there a particular brand of pizza dough you use??

Amelia said...

Is there a particular brand of pizza dough you use??

monicabr said...

Hi, please help, I am not a native speaker! I cannot understand the last two steps...could you please explain in easy words? I dont simmer...what do I do? Pour on top of the rolls? Sorry, lost in translation! Thanks for the help tough, it looks really delicious! xox