I think bread is my love language. My gosh I could eat bread all day long, if it didnt make me sick haha. I am gluten sensitive! But that doesn’t stop me from making amazing and yummy breads for my family. Today I have a new one, easy garlic knots with herb and parmesan butter. So lets talk about this easy garlic knots recipe!
This quick and easy garlic knots recipe is something that we can all make and one that can be made in about an hour. With an easy roll dough, and an amazing garlic butter mixture, you can be confident that these are going to be a hit.
Easy Garlic Knots Recipe
Quick and Easy Garlic Knots Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3.5-4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
Garlic Herb Topping
- 1/4-1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh assorted herbs optional, we use fresh parsley, chives, basil and thyme.
- Put the water, honey, milk, and butter in a microwave bowl.
- Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Check to see how warm it is.
- You want the mixture to be warm enough for the yeast to bloom and not kill it. I end up usually heating it about 1 minute and 30 seconds, but I also add warm water when adding my ingredients.
- Once it is heated, add it to a stand mixer and your yeast in. Let it sit while you gather your other ingredients.
- Pour 3 cups flour and salt into the water mixture and begin mixing with a dough hook attachment.
- Once it has all incorporated, continue to add the flour until it pulls away from the sides, and is not very stick but not stiff. I usually add slightly more than 3.5 cups. Let it knead for about 4 minutes on low speed.
- Set it in an oiled bowl and cover with a towel for 15 minutes.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Once you are ready, separate the dough into 14-15 even pieces and spray a large jelly roll sheet pan with non stick spray or use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Take your first piece of dough and roll it like a snake. Add a small amount of flour to the surface so the dough doesnt stick.
- Using both hands, carefully tie the strips of dough into knots. You want to pull it so that there are ends on each side and the knot is closed.
- Do not pull too hard, just enough to crreate contact with the dough.
- Set the knots on the prepared baking sheet and once they are all on the baking pan, let them rise for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
- They should almost have doubled in size. Once they have risen, place them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.While they are baking, mix your ingredients for the garlic herb butter and set aside.
- Immediately once they are out of the oven, brush the garlic herb butter onto each of the knots. Keep the on the pan so that the drippings stay on the pan.
- Serve warm with your favorite soup or pasta. These are always a hit and for some reason my kids think they are more fun to eat than a regular roll!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container and reheat in the oven or for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- This roll dough will be slightly sticky but will also hold together well. You want the dough to pull away from the sides of the bowl and hold together. It should also be smooth. If it is not, consider kneading it for a few more minutes.
- The garlic herb butter can be adjusted and customized to what you prefer. I like to use fresh basil, chives and parsley. You can make many variations of this type of roll. Add flaky sea salt, red pepper flakes, and more.
- Make sure to sprinkle flour on your counter before pouring out your dough to prevent it sticking. You do not want a lot of flour though, just a lightly floured surface because it will prevent you from making the smooth balls that form using the friction of the counter top.
- These are the perfect side for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner too!
- For a more crusty bottom you can bake them in a cast iron skillet.
- Dip these garlic knots in marinara sauce for an even yummier side!
- If you do not have fresh garlic, you can use garlic salt or garlic powder. I dont think it is as good but it is still amazing.
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These garlic knots taste amazing. They are perfect with homemade pizzas, soups, pastas and more!