Garlic Knots

so anyone who really knows me knows that garlic is like my bestie when it comes to making meals and stuff. one of my friends intro’ed me to garlic knots and i was like :O OMGOMGOMGOMGLOVELOVELOVEEEATFIRSTSIGHT. okay no but i knew i was going to like it XD it was buttery garlicky delicious heaven. yum. i think im going to go make another batch after posting this XD made some last night and then baked this morning and brought it to school. it was gone just like that :3 fresh garlic knots 😮 my mouth is already watering XD

 what you need:

  • 3 c. bread flour+more…..errr hard to tell. its going to depend
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder (completely optional, but i love me extra garlic)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 c.+2 tbs warm water (stick it in a bowl, then zap it in the microwave for like 2 minutes or so and then let it cool a little until you can stick your finger in it, and it still feels very warm, but it doesnt burn)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 tsp dried oregano (or i prefer italian seasoning, dried oregano, marjoram, basil, rosemary, thyme, and sage)

Take your yeast, and then sprinkle it over your warm water and then set it aside for 5 minutes until frothy and bubbly.

take the rest of the dry ingredients and then whisk them together. add in your olive oil, milk, and yeasty water XD stir together and then that will become a sticky lump of dough.

dump it out on to a floured surface and then knead until smooth and elastic and no longer sticky. this will require you to add some more flour. and yes. use bread flour for this too.

once you get to said product, then place into an oil bowl, cover in foil and then set it aside for an hour or until it doubles in volume. or you can leave it in the fridge over night and then take it out in the morning

after you’ve let it rise, then take it out, and then take a nice ball of dough that would comfortably fit in the palm of your hand, about 2 inches? i dont know XD but i did get about 21 garlic knots out of one batch of dough. and they were pretty good sized knots after baking.

dust your hands in flour, and yes this is a must. and then roll your lumps of dough into thick ropes about 10 inches long. the flour on your hands will roll onto your ropes and help it make it easier to form the knot. tie a knot with the dough, and then tuck the ends underneath so then you get a cute little knotted ball 😀 theyre really cute to me XD i have no idea why XD

place them on a baking sheet and then cover with plastic wrap or a damp paper towel. then let it rest for 45 minutes. or stick it in the fridge overnight

—–note- only stick it in the fridge once. either for the first hour or for the 2nd 45 minutes. not both!!!—–

theyll be nice and puffy now XD and since you covered it in flour, and the dough isnt sticking together, the knot will clearly be visible 🙂 preheat your oven to 350°F

in a pan, melt your butter, and then add in your garlic. this should sizzle and bubble a lot. yes this is good XD this brings out the nice garlicky flavor into the butter. sautee your garlic for a few minutes after you start to really smell it. this will also make your house smell heavenly 😀 then add in your dried herbs of choice. brush about half of this mix onto your unbaked knots

toss into the oven for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and puffed and fluffy on the inside…mouth watering right now just thinking about it XD brush on the rest of your garlic butter, and then cool for 5 minutes……or until good eating temperature XD (thats going to be reaaaaaallllllly hard XD)

enjoy your garlic knots! 😀

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