As I was trying to figure out what my husband wanted for his birthday dinner last weekend, I showed him a picture of garlic knots. He instantly said that he wanted them to go along with his birthday dinner! I was extremely excited that he decided he wanted these because I’ve been dying to try them out!
Garlic Knots (adapted from White on Rice Couple)
For the dough…
-1 3/4 cup warm water (115 degrees)
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1 teaspoon sea salt
-1 Tablespoon sugar
-1 1/2 Tablespoon active dry yeast
-5-5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
For the garlic coating…
-1/8 cup olive oil
-2 Tablespoons butter
-3 cloves of garlic, finely diced
-1 teaspoon dried parsley
-parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top of knots
In the bowl of your mixer, combine water, olive oil, sea salt, sugar, and yeast. Allow yeast to activate for 5-10 minutes. The mixture will get all foamy.
Add 3 cups of flour and using your dough hook mix. Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough is pulled from the sides of the bowl and keeps the shape of a ball.
Put dough into a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until dough has doubled in size.
After dough has doubled, punch dough down. Spread some flour onto the countertop and divide dough into fourths. Roll out a fourth of the dough and use a pizza cutter or knife to cut 1/2-1 inch strips.
Take each strip and tie it into a loose knot. Take the ends and fold them under the knot. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. If your dough is too sticky to tie in knots, add a bit of flour to your hands and dust the dough lightly with the knot.
After all knots are formed, cover with dry towels and allow to rise until doubled in a warm area.
After the knots have doubled, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. When the oven has pre-heated, place the pans in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown.
While the dough is cooking, make the garlic coating mixture by placing butter, oil and garlic in a small pan. Cook on the stove until the butter has melted. Remove from heat and add the parsley.
When the knots are done, brush with the garlic coating. You may also want to sprinkle with some shredded parmesan cheese.
These were a great addition to dinner. Such a great roll with a ton of flavor packed into them!
I hope you are having a great week! I’ve got a week packed full of work while trying to squeeze in episodes of Downton Abbey in here and there. I just started watching Season 1 and I am ADDICTED! I love it! Anyone else watch this show?