Garlic Clover Rolls

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

As promised yesterday in my Chicken Parmesan post, here is the step by step and recipe for Garlic Clover Rolls.  These things are out of this world and a perfect addition to any meal.  Mr. Schwartz has asked that I make these every time I make pasta.  He is a scrape your plate with bread kinda guy.  

These are so incredibly easy that you really can make them with any meal.  I really love that I can make fresh bread after work with minimal effort.  Here's how to do it: 

Musical Selection: Rockin' Robin by: Bobby Darlin.  Flashback to my past this was my JAM when I was little.  Ask my mom, this song was on repeat like no other at our house.  
Start by mincing up a few cloves of garlic.  With these, the more garlic, the better.
Melt some butter and add it to the garlic.
Along with some parsley
Black pepper
And a little salt
Stir it up.
For this recipe, I like to use these Rhodes frozen dinner rolls.  These are so awesome.  Just take as many as you need out and you are good to go.
Take the dough balls and roll them in the butter mixture.  Since they are frozen the butter will easily attach to the dough and almost create a crust.
Place two or three (for the clover effect) rolls in each muffin tin.  I like to use jumbo muffin tins for these.  If you don't have one, use a regular muffin tin and just put two in each cup.
Close up.  Check out all that flavor!
There, all set.
I'm sure your wondering how this works since the rolls are frozen.  Well, here is the trick.  Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and place a large baking dish with boiling water in it.  After the oven comes to temp, place the rolls in the oven and turn it off.  Let the rolls sit in there for about an hour or so--until they have had time to rise.  Then bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until they look like...
This.  Soft, pillowy, garlicy goodness.  I like to add some freshly shredded parmesan cheese as well. Just right over the top after they come out of the oven.
Seconds please!  

Garlic Clover Rolls
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 stick of butter, melted
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt 
12 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls 
Grated/shredded parmesan cheese (optional for topping)

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.  Boil 5 cups or so of water.  

Combine the garlic, butter, parsley, salt and pepper.  Take each frozen roll and roll it around in the butter mixture until it is coated.  

Place 2-3 rolls in each cup of a muffin tin.  

Take the water and pour it into a large baking dish.  Place it on the bottom wrack of your oven.  Turn the oven off and place the muffin tin of rolls in the oven above the baking dish of hot water.  Let the rolls rise for about an hour.  

After the rolls rise, take out the baking dish of water and turn the oven to 350.  Bake the rolls for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Top with shredded or grated parmesan cheese if you wish.


Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz 


  1. Those look fantastic! I love rolls, and I love garlic. Win-win.

    1. You must try these then! I think you will really love them :)

  2. this is a surprise, the music took me out of my seat, just wasn't expecting it. Anyways, the rolls look so easy and tasty.......andi

    1. Hi Andi, Ha, I know the music can hit you by surprise if you are a first time visitor. I like to jam out in the kitchen so I like to put music on the blog! The rolls are tasty and very easy! I hope you try them out! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. So clever!!! AND I love the song!!


    1. Hi Heather! These rolls are too fantastic and simple to make! I'm glad you like the song as well--one of my old time favorites! Have a nice week!

  4. These look great! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters


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