1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon

1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon | everybody likes sandwiches

Last week I made a delicious roasted squash soup, but in order to ease in the concept of soup for dinner to my husband, I decided to whip up some of my trusty pizza dough to serve alongside. Originally, I was just thinking of making a simple herbed flatbread, but then I had an idea that changed the game forever. Forget making a flat bread or a foccacia, I was going to make a garlicky Parmesan roll. And cinnamon buns for dessert. Like I said, the idea was a game changer. And super simple to boot.

1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon | everybody likes sandwiches

The idea is stupid simple. Make the pizza dough but then divide it into 2 balls. Roll out each ball into a rectangle. Spread a mix of fresh minced garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan cheese over top the dough and then roll it up into a big cigar. Slice it into buns and pack them into a small cast iron pan or a round cake tin. Repeat with the other ball and use a mix of cinnamon, brown sugar, currants, walnuts and butter if you want to switch things up to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let the dough rise and puff up for 20-30 minutes and then pop them into the oven until golden brown.

1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon | everybody likes sandwiches

And the rolls that come out of the oven are glorious. Garlicky and buttery, they go well with a squash soup and help turn the husband’s frown upside down (seriously, having a soup-hating husband kinda sucks). The cinnamon version I topped with a cream cheese glaze right out of the oven – perfect for a bite after dinner and plenty leftover for breakfast the next day. Marvellous, to quote the husband.

1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon | everybody likes sandwiches

I know this pizza dough is a favourite for many of you, me included – I make at least a batch every month but often times it can border on once a week. It’s easy and now it’s super versatile too. A pizza redux win.

1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon | everybody likes sandwiches

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13 comments to “1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon”

  1. 1
    Rocky Mountain Woman   December 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Brilliant!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe   December 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I want to sing about these rolls from the rooftops. They look FABULOUS. Garlic parmesan rolls AND cinnamon rolls? It’s almost too much (but really, just right).
    PS. What is it about men and hating soup?! Just further proof that they really are from Mars.

  3. 3
    Elizabeth   December 11, 2013 at 1:24 am

    These look brilliant and easy. Fortunately my partner loves soup for dinner but soup with garlic rolls is even better.

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    Joanne   December 11, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I have a soup-hating fiance so these are definitely going on the menu the next time I want to make soup for dinner! (Which is weekly)

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    Liz K   December 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Great idea! I have a soup hating husband too and agree that distraction is the name of the game. Toppings and breads are usually enough to rope him in for at least one meal then I eat leftover soup for two weeks. Why did nobody think of this before?

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    JoanneM   December 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I’m actually cooking chicken soup right now as I suddenly came down with a cold. Your garlic buns have would be a welcome addition to my meal. However, I am not that energetic at the moment so any baking will have to wait. I will return to this post, mark my words :)

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    Katina   December 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Huh! It makes complete sense to use pizza dough for cinnamon rolls, but never occurred to me. I wonder if the dough could also be used to make strudel (if stretched out thinly enough).

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    Katina   December 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Huh! It makes complete sense to use pizza dough for cinnamon rolls, but never occurred to me. I wonder if the dough could also be used to make strudel (if stretched out thinly enough).

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    kickpleat   December 17, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Thank you, RMW :)

    Amanda, I truly don’t get it…though I know plenty of men who do love soup. I guess there could be worse things to complain about!

    Ah, one of the lucky ones, Elizabeth! Enjoy :)

    I make soup on a weekly basis too, Joanne. Tough luck.

    Liz K, Yes distractions! Like shiny foil for crows. Whatever works.

    Joanne, hope you feel better soon!

    Katina, I don’t know – I always think of strudel dough as flakey so I’m going to say no….unless you know of some other kind of strudel made with soft dough.

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    zsuzsi   December 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I love your idea of baking the savoury buns in a cast iron skillet! What great presentation at the table.

    The garlic-herb filling sounds great! I fill mine with a mixture of sautéed onion and kale tossed with oregano and fake feta. Sort of like having spanakopita-in-a-bun!

    Thanks for all your great ideas and inspiration!

  11. 11
    kickpleat   January 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Thanks Zsuzsi :)

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    Arthur in the Garden!   January 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Yummy!

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    kickpleat   February 12, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks Arthur!

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