The soft pull-apart garlic bread rolls are soft, buttery, and eggless. A brushing of garlic butter on warm rolls makes this even better.
Inactive time: 3 hours
Add yeast to a mixing bowl. Add warm water + sugar + 1 tablespoon flour and let it stand for 10 minutes or until the mixture froths.
Add milk + melted butter + salt + garlic powder and mix well. Add 4 cups of flour and knead well. Now add a tablespoon of flour as needed and mix well until the dough is less sticky and pulls off from the bowl.
Transfer to a floured work surface and knead till the dough is soft, stretching the dough and adding the remaining flour as needed for 6-10 minutes.
If using an electric stand mixer, using the dough attachment and knead until the dough is soft, is no longer sticky, pulls off the sides, except a little on the bottom. ( Remember sticky dough is better than dry dough, so in the end, add flour only as needed till the dough is easy to handle.)
Transfer to a bowl and coat the dough with oil, cover and let it rise for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
Once the dough doubles, punch down on the dough to deflate. Flatten it out on a floured surface and cut into 12 equal portions.
Prepare a 9*13 inch baking pan by spreading some melted butter or oil and sprinkling some flour.
Take the single portion and fold the sides inwards as shown in the above picture, place this in the baking tray. Arrange the dough in rows and columns leaving 1/2 inch between the dough. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it rise for 45 minutes or till it doubles. A turned off oven is a good place for the dough to rest.
The dough should stick to each other after it rises. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. You will know when it's ready when the bun has a golden brown color and when pressed on the sides it should spring back.
Add chopped garlic + butter in a bowl and toss it in the microwave for a minute. Remove it and add chopped cilantro.
Once the rolls are out of the oven, brush this butter over the rolls.