Monday, January 21, 2013

Herb & Onion Rolls

I don't think that there is anything that compliments a meal more than delicious bread. When there is fresh bread from the oven on the table, people will be reaching for that before anything else, at least at our kitchen table.

I have found that I really enjoy adding herbs to my breads, for a little extra flavor. I made rolls to go with the Chicken Alfredo from my last post. By adding the oregano and the dried onion the extra flavors made this bread perfect to compliment the Chicken Alfredo. I found this recipe at Grandma's Kitchen Table and had pinned this a few months ago and was waiting for the right time to bake up a batch of these rolls. I did change the recipe a little since I didn't have all the ingredients in my pantry.

For a little additional flavor I served the rolls with some butter that had garlic and basil added to it. These are perfect rolls to serve with any Italian dish or for that matter any dish at all.

Check out Grandma's Kitchen Table, Kayte always has something yummy cooking in the kitchen.

Herb & Onion Rolls (Adapted from Grandma Kitchen Table)
2 1/2 - 3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 tablespoons minced dried onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano (original recipe called for 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup luke warm potato cooking water (water in which potatoes have been boiled)
1. Combine 2 cups of flour and all the other ingredients into a large bowl, knead bread and gradually add the remaining flour until you have dough that is slightly sticky. Grease bottom of bowl and turn bread over to coat both sides of bread.
2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes, until it's almost doubled in size.
3. Gently deflate the dough and shape into rolls (divide into 12 balls)
4. Shape into rolls and place into lightly greased baking pan.
5. Cover the pan and let the rolls rise for about 90 minutes, until they're puffy. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
6. Bake the rolls for about 20 to 24 minutes or until the rolls are lightly browned.
7. Remove the rolls from the oven, and brush them with melted butter, if desired.


  1. Me neither. I love my bread. If I try not to eat it.. I just want it more. Slop a bit of butter on it and I'm sold. These would have been amazing straight out of the oven !

  2. I love using herbs in bread too... really does make it so much more wonderfully delicious.

  3. Love these breads really look amazing and delicious!

  4. These rolls look so good - love the herbs and onion.

  5. Although I gave up bread over 4 years ago, I still remember its taste and this brought back some yummy memories!

  6. Fresh bread is the best! The rolls look and sound delicious.

  7. Oh Dawn, they look fabulous, I love them!

    1. You are right - there is nothing quite as nice as freshly made bread. These rolls sound delicious. :)

  8. Home baked rolls are hard to resist! Especially when you add aromatic herbs to them. These rock!

  9. These rolls were so good. Yours look excellent. Thanks for linking my blog for this, bread making is my favorite form of baking! You are absolutely right about it's the first thing the guys here reach for in the meal, and if there isn't any, they always say, "Is there any homemade bread or rolls today?" Which makes me feel good and!

  10. We've been baking a ton of our bread lately. In fact it's been months since we've bought any! But we haven't been doing rolls, and that should change. These would make a great first try. Thanks!