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Soft Garlic Knots

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stephy711

Soft Garlic Knots

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Ingredients 

  • 3 cups (480 grams) bread flour
  • 1 pack active yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp lukewarm water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp melted salted butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley or 1 Tbsp fresh chopped italian parsley

Directions

 

  1. Mix sugar, yeast and ¼ cup warm water to let yeast proof for 10 minutes
  2. Combined flour, yeast mixture, salt, olive oil, milk and remaining water in a large bowl, stirring until it comes together.
  3. Knead for 8 minutes on floured work surface until dough passes the window pane test.
  4. Form dough into a lose round and let proof in a greased, covered bowl for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  5. Divide dough into 8 pieces and shape into knots. Roll dough into a long rope like you would a pretzel. Tie a knot in the center.
  6. Fold the rope underlying the knot over the top, and fold the rope overlying underneath, securing in the center.
  7. Let rise another 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  8. While dough is rising, melt butter and combine it with garlic, oregano and parsley
  9. Brush butter over knots just before baking. Bake around 15-20 minutes until golden

Comments

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cranbo

very nice, thanks for sharing. 

for another variation, instead of brushing butter and garlic on the outside prior to baking, consider this:

  1. melt the butter along with some olive oil and cook the garlic in it for 1-2 minutes
  2. stir in parsley and spices
  3. toss the baked rolls in the mixture in a big bowl (like you would fried chicken wings in sauce). 
  4. serve at once! :)
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breadsong

Hello,
Those garlic knots are beautiful and topping sounds wonderful.
Thanks for the photos and recipe!
:^) from breadsong