These Garlic Bread Roll Ups make THE perfect finger food!
If you love Garlic Bread then there’s no way you won’t love these. Sure, they’re a little more labour intensive than regular garlic bread, but they’re so fun to make and even more fun to eat! Follow me…
The garlic butter only requires 3 simple ingredients:
- Garlic – Fresh garlic works best. You could use garlic powder, but the flavour isn’t quite the same.
- Butter – Regular salted butter, blitzed in the microwave until melted.
- Parsley – Again, fresh works best here. Make sure it’s very finely diced.
Dicing the garlic
You essentially want to dice and mash the garlic until it’s like a lumpy paste. Reason being is if you have large pieces of diced garlic, not only are they more likely to burn, but the flavour isn’t as well distributed throughout the butter.
Process shots: finely dice garlic (photo 1), use the blade of your knife to mash it (photo 2), pluck parsley (photo 3), finely dice (photo 4), add garlic and parsley to melted butter (photo 5), stir to combine (photo 6).
Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
Once you’ve got the garlic butter out the way, you’re essentially just making grilled cheese roll ups. If you’ve never made grilled cheese roll ups before, it couldn’t be easier.
What Bread to use?
You’ll want to use soft white sandwich bread. Don’t use firm bread (like Sourdough) or they won’t roll properly. Try and make sure the bread is as fresh as possible, just so it doesn’t crack as you roll it. I also recommend staying clear of seeded bread too, otherwise you run the risk of it cracking.
What Cheese to use?
Classic option for garlic bread is mozzarella, and that’s what I’ve used here. But cheddar does also work nicely too.
Process shots: remove crusts and roll flat (photo 1), add cheese (photo 2), roll up (photo 3), brush with garlic butter (photo 4), add seam-side-down to non-stick pan (photo 5), gently fry until golden (photo 6).
Garlic Bread Roll Ups FAQ
Can I use sliced cheese instead of grated?
You could use a slice of cheese, just make sure it’s thin and pliable, otherwise they’ll be difficult to roll up.
Is there anything else I could add to these?
What can I do with the leftover crusts?
How do you ensure they don’t unravel?
Make sure you add them seam-side-down when you fry them. As the cheese starts to melt it’ll glue the seam shut. Also, make sure your pan is non-stick!
Serving Garlic Bread Roll Ups
Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these garlic bread roll ups shall we?!
How to make Garlic Bread Roll Ups (Full Recipe & Video)
Garlic Bread Roll Ups
- Non-Stick Pan & Tongs
- Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
- Small Pot & Brush (for garlic butter)
- Bread Knife
- Rolling Pin
Ingredients (check list):
- 8 slices of Thick Soft White Bread (see notes)
- 1.5 cups / 150g Mozzarella, shredded
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 large clove of Garlic
- 2 tsp finely diced Fresh Parsley
- Peel and finely dice the garlic, then use the blade of your knife to mash/spread it into a paste.
- Add 2 tbsp butter to a small pot and microwave in very short bursts until melted. Combine with garlic & parsley and place to one side.
- Slice the crusts off each slice of bread then roll them flat with a rolling pin. Evenly sprinkle over mozzarella, then one by one tightly but carefully roll them up. Leave them seam-side-down so they don't unravel.
- Liberally brush each roll up with the garlic butter (give it a short blast in the microwave if it has firmed up).
- Add roll ups to a dry non-stick pan seam-side-down over low-medium heat. Fry until golden all over with the cheese starting to leak out, using your tongs to frequently turn them. You may need to do this in two batches depending on the size of your pan.
Quick 1 min demo!
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