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Vegan Roasted Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls

These Vegan Roasted Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls are so good! They're also easier than you'd think. They can be made in regular roll shape, or into these pretty knots. I LOVE the knots - they look so fancy but really aren't much more work!

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These Vegan Roasted Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls are so good! They’re also easier than you’d think. They can be made in regular roll shape, or into these pretty knots. I LOVE the knots – they look so fancy but really aren’t much more work!

Ingredients

for the rolls:

for the roasted garlic butter:

Instructions

  1. Place all the garlic cloves (5 total) in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, turning every few minutes, until blacked in spots on all sides. Let cool, then remove the skins.
  2. Combine the flour, potato flour, sugar, yeast, salt, herbs, and nutritional yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer*. Add the remaining bread ingredients, including the 3 cloves of mashed garlic, and mix together to form a shaggy dough (a Danish Dough Whisk is the best tool for this job).
  3. Attach your dough hook to your mixer and knead on medium-low speed for about 10 minutes, until a smooth dough forms*. Scrape the dough out of the bowl and use your hands (I recommend oiling them with spray oil) to shape into a ball. Oil the same bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  4. When the dough is done rising, turn out onto an oiled cutting board. Use your hands to press into a rough rectangle, then use a rolling pin to roll it out into a 13″x10″ rectangle. Cut the dough the long ways into 1″ strips.
  5. Follow the instructions and photographs in the text above to tie the knots. Arrange them on a baking sheet about 2″ apart, then spray with spray oil and cover with plastic wrap completely.*
  6. Let rise until very puffy, about 1 hour. 20 minutes before baking time, preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Bake for 17 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  8. While the rolls/knots bake, combine the melted butter with the remaining 2 cloves of roasted garlic.
  9. When the rolls are done baking, transfer them to a cooking rack and brush with the roasted garlic butter. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

– Potato flour makes the bread more tender. If you don’t have potato flour, you can just replace it with an equal amount of AP flour.

– You can do this by hand, it’s just a bit messier. Kneading will take about 12-15 minutes.

– I combine the water and almond milk and then microwave for 45 seconds.

– To make these as rolls, simply divide the dough after the first rise into 8 even portions. Roll into balls, then place in an oiled cake or pie pan with vertical sides. Proof until doubled again, then bake at 350F until golden brown.

– If you want to make these ahead, freeze them on a baking pan just after shaping. To cook, set out on a baking sheet for 1.5 hours, then bake as normal.