Yummy Garlic Knots (finally!)

By mattantonino | April, 27, 2011 | 0 comments

I don’t normally “work on” recipes for a long time.  I am a food photographer not a chef. If they look good, I shoot them and call it a day.  If they look good and taste bad, I just won’t blog them or make them again. I do sell the food photos.  However… I wanted a garlic bread recipe that wasn’t a loaf of Pepperidge Farm. I made these garlic knots and they weren’t honestly very good.  I had to make them again. And again. And…

This recipe is the result of 5 different batches of garlic knots.  I think they’re very good this way. Again, I don’t normally mess with the recipes I shoot this much but I love the new flavor and hopefully you’ll enjoy them!

garlic and garlic bread

garlic knots on a cutting board

garlic knots on a cutting board

garlic knots on a cutting board

: Soft Garlic Knots
    For the dough:
  1. 3 cups bread flour
  2. 1 tbsp. sugar
  3. 2 tsp. instant yeast
  4. 2 tsp garlic salt
  5. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  6. ¼ cup milk
  7. 1 cup plus
  8. 2 tbsp. lukewarm water
  9. For the glaze:

  10. 2 cloves garlic
  11. 3 tbsp. melted butter
  12. ½ tsp. Italian seasoning garlic salt
  1. To make the dough, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the olive oil, milk and water. Mix until ingredients have formed a dough.
  3. Switch to the dough hook and knead on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn once to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 10-inch long rope and tie into a knot. Take the end lying underneath the knot and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center. Take the end lying over the knot and tuck it underneath and into the center.
  6. Transfer shaped rolls to a baking stone, or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 45 minutes, until puffy.
  7. To make the glaze, finely mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press.
  8. Mix with the melted butter and Italian seasoning.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  10. Brush the glaze onto the shaped rolls.
  11. Bake until set and lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes.
  12. Let cool slightly before serving.

Number of servings (yield): 16

Meal type: dinner


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