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Cheesy Garlic and Chive Rolls

Say goodbye to greasy garlic bread and hello to these super soft garlic & chive dinner rolls! No yeast means no waiting for the bread to rise, so you can have fresh, warm buns on the table at a moment’s notice. 

Servings: 10

Serving Size: 1 roll (100g)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts: 282 calories / 44g carbs / 13g protein / 5.5g fat 

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Ingredients:

For the Savory Streusel:

  • 2 tablespoons (18g) flour

  • 2 teaspoons (10g) sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ tablespoon butter (room temperature)

For the Dinner Rolls:

  • 1 ½ cups (327g) full-fat cottage cheese

  • 4 (200g) large eggs (divided)

  • 2 tablespoons (24g) sugar 

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour 

  • ¼ cup (12g) fresh chives (finely chopped)

  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup (25g) shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

  2. To make the savory streusel, combine 2 tablespoons of flour, sesame seeds, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture takes on a crumbly, sand-like appearance. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to use. 

  3. To make the dinner rolls, place the cottage cheese, 3 of the eggs, sugar, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together baking soda and vinegar (baking soda will fizz) and add to the cottage cheese mixture.

  4. Whisk together flour, chives, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the cottage cheese mixture and, using your hands or a large spatula, work into a loose, shaggy dough.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until the flour is fully incorporated and the dough forms a smooth, cohesive ball. No need to go overboard here – because this bread is leavened with baking powder, not yeast, less is more when it comes to kneading.

  6. Divide the dough into 10 equal-sized balls and place on prepared baking sheets, five to a sheet. 

  7. Make the egg wash. Lightly whisk the remaining egg with one tablespoon of water and brush a small amount on the surface of each roll. Sprinkle the rolls with parmesan cheese and top with a generous pinch of savory streusel.

  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the buns are puffed and golden brown. Serve warm, garnished with additional chives, if desired.

Notes:

  1. These dinner rolls taste best warm from the oven, but can be reheated in the microwave on HIGH for 15-20 seconds

  2. Rolls will keep in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to three days. Leftover rolls can be frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat frozen rolls, let thaw completely at room temperature and microwave for 15-20 seconds before serving.

  3. To make a high protein garlic spread to serve with the rolls, blend any leftover cottage cheese with garlic salt and fresh chives (to taste). Macros not included.


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