These garlic knots are to die for and incredibly easy to make. The first time I ever had a garlic knot was at an Italian restaurant in Florida, and I was hooked! I wanted to go to that place all the time just for the garlic knots, lol! When we moved to Massachusetts I started having garlic knot withdrawals! There is not a single place near us that serves them, and even if they did I highly doubt they would be as good. So I was determined to make my own, and dare I say these might even be better than the ones we loved so much in Florida. You might want to make a double batch because everyone will be begging for more, at least that is what happens around here 🙂 You can also freeze leftovers (if you have any) and then reheat in the oven.
I started by looking for an easy pizza dough recipe, and found an awesome one on The Fauxmartha. I just made a couple of changes and had my perfect dough.
GARLIC KNOTS: (Makes 8)
- 1 cup WARM water (about 110 degrees, you don’t want to kill the yeast)
- 1 tablespoon oil (olive, grape seed, whatever you have on hand)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 and 1/4 tsp instant yeast, or one package
- 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, whisk together warm water, oil, honey and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, you should see bubbles/foam forming from the yeast.
- Add flour, parmesan cheese, and sea salt.
- Stir together until it gets tough to stir, then knead in the bowl with your hands until you have a smooth dough ball (should only take a minute or two).
- Oil a flat surface, I use a flexible cutting mat sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Transfer dough to oiled surface, turn to coat.
- Divide into 8 equal sections.
- Roll into long “snakes” and then tie into a knot. (don’t worry if they don’t look perfect)
- Place knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
While the knots are baking prepare your garlic sauce:
- 1/2 stick of butter (4 tablespoons)
- 3 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (If you use salted butter you can leave this out but I personally like them a little salty)
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, cook on low to medium-low for about 10 minutes. Watch carefully, you do not want your garlic to brown or else it will become bitter.
- Spoon over baked knots, making sure to coat each one with some of the garlic.
We love to sprinkle ours with grated parmesan cheese too, yum!
Happy Holidays! Enjoy!