Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Garlic Mini twisted rolls with Pillsbury Biscuit dough - Semi HomeMade!

 Though I love to bake and eat sweets, I am not completely and sweet person. If I get a chance, I would probably go for spicy dishes first, then to the sweet. But I am won't omit sugar completely! :)

I love sugar, tho I can't eat it now a tempts me so! I try to keep myself away from it basically for health reasons. Especially this season, when we look for comfort food and when we are surrounded by chocolates. I do love me some sugar! But ya, for us who are trying to go healthy and all....I keep it to the minimum. This has been a trial using Pillsbury Biscuit dough, but I would surely try to go for whole wheat if possible. To eliminate the use of any extra butter, I used coconut oil. Now a days this ingredients has been given rave reviews as one of the healthiest ingredient around. I am going to try to incorporate it into regular dishes too, other than only baking, which I have been doing till now!

So with Valentine's day around the corner, and with so many 'sweets' around, I thought how about going for something spicy instead. Something easy, garlicky and spicy too. These Mini Garlic Twisted rolls are made of Pillsbury biscuit dough which comes in a cardboard can. Isn't that easy. All you need is this dough, chopped garlic, chopped coriander and few other stuff which may already be in your pantry. I like to have this as a side dish with a salad or soup. It takes under 20 minutes from start to finish. Just a simple way to whats already available and making use of it!

Time: Less than 20 minutes 
Makes 10 rolls


2 rolls of Pillsbury biscuits dough

10 cloves of garlic, chopped tiny
small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional) (can use chopped green chili instead)
dry Italian seasoning (optional)
1/2 tbsp coconut oil (can use olive oil instead)


Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.

Lightly grease a baking sheet and keep aside.
Melt the coconut oil and keep aside.

Open a can of Pillsbury biscuits dough.
Lightly flour your surface and attach to dough pieces. Roll them out to make it long or oblong.

Brush on some melted coconut oil. Put some garlic, coriander and red chili flakes on the dough.
Now roll the dough into a log.
Cut in the center of the log to make two sides for twisting.
Twist both the pieces and make a circle out of it.

Brush again lightly coconut oil of the top. Sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasoning on the top.
Lay them on the baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.

Serve them hot just plain or with some chutney!
Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

The first one is plain for my little kiddo, second and third are experiments - with 3 rolls and with 1 roll.
I think using one roll makes it too small and using three makes it too big. Two rolls were a perfect size, but surely you can do what you like.

I just went crazy on the pictures - Sorry for that! But this is my first time trying to edit using my Mac and I am kinda lost. I am still learning and I hope to learn soon! It really get frustrating when you try to switch from one operating system to the other.

Coming to my Handiwork -  I made these cute Valentine's Day bookmarks for my kid's classes.
They are made using Paint chips on one side and scarpbook paper on the other. Small hearts punched out on the side and tied up with a ribbon. Arn't they cute!!


  1. Yummy rolls Smitha..Feels like to grab them & so the bookmarks too..Lovely.

  2. wow delicious and perfect rolls...

  3. Those twisted rolls looks fabulous and flavourful..

  4. Lovely rolls and bookmarks. Love the fact that the rolls have garlic stuffed inside and not sprinkled on the surface. Would love to try them ASAP and update you.
    Love Ash.

  5. OMG! what a stunning pic! Drooling here...

  6. wow this looks delicious! happy valentines day!!

  7. wow..yummy n perfect one..first time ur collection..happy to follow u!!glad if u do the same..

  8. hello, they look so cute and tasty. first time here and following you. Hope to see you in my space also.

  9. Wow..that's an yum roll...looks soft and perfect....those bookmarks look creative...

  10. very innovative recipe..nice cliks btw......

  11. Looks absolutely gorgeous , i just love the way you
    've braided these !!!!

  12. oh wow... the bread looks really gorgeous!!! glad to follow u...

  13. Wow..I jus hav the biscuit dough lying unused I know what to do....bread looks delicious...


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