Garlic Rolls like Marcella’s
1 pound bread dough or pizza dough
1/4 cup olive oil plus more for brushing
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Make rolls according to package directions, or shape pizza dough by rolling into a long log an inch in diameter. Cut into 4-inch lengths and tie in a knot. Brush liberally with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Set aside to rise (about 30 minutes in a warm kitchen).
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper if you have it (cleanup can be a mess) or grease pans. Put the rolls on the pans, sprinkle with salt and bake about 15 minutes – less if you like really soft rolls, more if you like them crispy.
While rolls bake, put butter, 1/4 cup olive oil and garlic in a heavy saucepan over very low heat. Cook, stirring once in a while, until the garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Don’t let the butter brown. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
Remove rolls from oven and immediately drizzle with warm garlic butter. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Makes about 20 rolls.
Per roll: 101 calories (50 percent from fat), 6 g fat (2 g saturated, 3 g monounsaturated), 6 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 259 mg sodium.