Sunday, December 27, 2020

Garlic Knots Recipe...



Garlic Knots
*note this can be halved and it works great - these store awesome so I always make a 32 knots at a time*
7 1/2 cups of BREAD flour (you want a chewy texture so use bread flour so you have that extra gluten to work up for chewiness) 
3 tsp. sugar
2 envelope dry active yeast (I use loose block yeast so about 6 tsp)
4 tsp salt
3 c. warm water
4 TBS olive oil

mix together: flour, sugar, salt and yeast in mixer
measure out your warm water into large measuring cup, then add the olive oil in with water.
with bread hook on mixer and in lowest speed, slowly in continuous thin stream add water until fully combined into flour. 
Turn mixer on med high and let the hook work the dough. If the dough appears sticky, add 1 TBS of flour at a time until stickiness is gone. Work dough about 5 minutes with hook.
Turn out onto floured surface and knead dough about 2 minutes incorporating dough into a ball. 
Grease glass bowl with olive oil and place dough ball into bottom of bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Once the rising time has elapsed, push down dough and turn out onto floured surface. Knead and roll into ball again. Cut in half, set half aside then take other half and cut in half - - - continue cutting in half until the original half of dough ball yields 16 small pieces. Roll each small piece into a log and then tie in a knot. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and allow to rise 30 minutes before baking off 
 *do the same process with the other half of the original dough ball*

Once you have 32 knots made, bake them off at 450 degree oven for 20 minutes OR until the knots are golden brown.

While knots are baking...make the garlic coating:
in pan add 2 sticks of butter and begin melting, add a healthy amount of fresh minced garlic (like 3-5 TBS), 4 tsp of garlic salt and 1 TBS of dried parsley. Cook together for a full minute after rolling boil is  achieved, watch garlic so it doesn't over cook and become bitter, you just want the flavors to meld.

As the knots come out of the oven, brush each knot generously with the garlic butter then sprinkle liberally with Kraft Parmesan cheese. Eat immediately, these also store well in airtight container and heated a bit in microwave to freshen. 

These are fantastic! You will not want them anyplace else except in your own home after trying this easy recipe. 

1 comment:

  1. It's making me hungry reading the recipe :)
    Thank you for sharing.