Mr. Food: Parsley Garlic Rolls

One of the rewards of hosting a dinner party is all the "oohs" and "aahs" we receive about our cooking and baking, but with time always a factor, wouldn't it be nice to have a shortcut up our sleeves? Well, here's one for our bread baskets!

In a bowl, we mix together 3 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. For our shortcut, roll out a loaf of thawed, frozen bread dough into a 12-inch square, spread the parsley mixture over the dough, like this, then roll it all up jelly-roll-style.

Pinch the edges together, cut 'em up into twelve 1-inch-wide slices, place 'em flat-side down into sprayed muffin cups, and let 'em sit until they double in size. Then they go into a preheated 400° F oven for about 10 to 11 minutes.

When they're nice and golden, take 'em out of the pans and toss 'em into a bread basket, and serve 'em all soft and warm as the perfect accompaniment to our salads and pastas, or to soak up every last drop of our soups and stews.

Wow! It's easy homemade comfort at its best! If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked “Parsley Garlic Rolls,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for having your very own hero-making bread basket without a lot of fuss, 'cause today, more than ever, when we want some comfort, a homemade shortcut spells "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"