Thursday, October 20, 2011

Garlic Knots

Hey everyone! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post, my little princess sure does keep me busy! I have such a delicious recipe to share with you tonight, I swear I could eat a whole plate of these as a meal..they are ridiculous! Buttery, garlicky, warm..yum! I don't ever serve Italian for dinner without making these to go along with it. They are SO good for dipping in marinara and alfredo sauce. Last time I made these I didn't have bread flour so I used all-purpose and they were just as good, so don't fret if all you have is all-purpose, you can still enjoy these delicious bites of Heaven. You've got to put these on your list to make, I promise you will be so glad that you did!

3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour, plus more for kneading
1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
1 Envelope Instant Dry Yeast
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water (about 110 degrees)
2 Tablespoons plus 2 Teaspoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

5 Tablespoons Butter
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon Flat Leaf Italian Parsley, chopped

Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a mixer and attach the dough hook and turn it on to let everything combine, use a spoon if everything needs a little help getting incorporated into each other. While mixing, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and mix until dough forms a ball. 

Scrape dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Form into a smooth ball. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, add dough, turning once to completely coat in oil, cover with plastic wrap, a tea towel, or paper towel, place in a warm area and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour. I usually turn my microwave on to 2 minutes, let it run, and then place my bowl of dough in the microwave. 

You may need to lightly flour your surface before this next step, I didn't because not much sticks to my granite counter tops, and the dough was a little oily from the bowl. Break off about a 2x2 inch piece of dough (mine may have been a little bigger than that..just guesstimate) and place it on a flat surface and roll it out into a rope that's about 9-10 inches long (again, guesstimate) and then loop it into a knot and place on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat under your dough is gone. 

Place knots into a pre-heated 450 degree oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops just barely start to turn golden brown. Place your butter in a microwave safe bowl along with your minced garlic and microwave until completely melted, and then stir in your parsley. As soon as the knots come out of the oven, brush them with the garlic butter mixture. 


  1. oh goodness, i could eat a whole plate of these too!

  2. I have been following your blog for a month now and LOVE your recipes. I made the cheese fries and my boys LOVED them! I can't wait to try more!
    Please keep posting them!

  3. These look so good!! I really love your cooking and your photos!! Thanks so much for sharing the awesome recipes!! I also just got a new kitchen aid mixer black one i can't wait to make these in it!

  4. Looks delish! Our local pizza place makes something similar for $7! Love the microwave trick- I'm stealing that! lol :)

  5. Would love to see more recipes!! I have tried several of them and love them! I miss your posts...also a fan on facebook! Hope u blog soon!!


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