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
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin.
- Tear pizza dough into 12 pieces and place in the muffin tin.
- 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.
- While dough bakes, heat remaining oil, garlic and parsley over low heat. Do not simmer.
- 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.