Garlic & Parsley Dough Balls

These Garlic & Parsley Dough Balls are delicious and extremely addictive. Once you have one you won't be able to stop! Light and fluffy and covered in delicious garlic & parsley butter. 

Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Dough balls, Bread
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Proving time 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 26
Calories 114 kcal
Author Curly


  • 500 g strong plain flour
  • 7 g instant yeast (one packet)
  • tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 300 ml lukewarm water
  • spray oil

For the garlic butter

  • 100 g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


  1. Add the flour, yeast, salt and sugar together in the bowl of your mixer. Make a well in the middle and pour in the oil and water.

  2. Mix on the lowest speed for 2 minutes using the dough hook.

  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the dough hook and mix for 8 minutes. You may need to stop half way and scrape the dough off the dough hook. 

  4. Take the dough out of the mixer and onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough a couple of times until the dough is soft and smooth. 

  5. Put the dough in a bowl sprayed with oil and cover with oiled cling film. Leave to prove for 1-2 hours until it has doubled in size. 

  6. Knock the air out of the dough by hitting it down in the bowl. Tip it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times

  7. Divide the dough into 30g balls by cutting off sections of dough and rolling them into balls. Line these within 1cm of each other in a oiled roasting tin.

  8. Cover the dough with oiled cling film and leave to prove for 30 minutes 

  9. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (fan assisted, 210ºC non fan) and cook for 8 minutes. While the dough balls are cooking, mix together the butter, chopped parsley, garlic and salt 

  10. After 8 minutes in the oven, take the dough balls out and add a small dab of the parsley butter on top of each ball

  11. Put back in the oven to bake for a further 8-10 minutes until golden brown 

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary. 

Nutrition Facts
Garlic & Parsley Dough Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 4mg0%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.