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Bread 2 Ways: Whole Wheat Garlic Knots & Gluten Free Garlic Knots!

Posted Jan 09 2012 8:31am

Morning! Boy does it feel like that weekend just FLEW by WAY too fast!

I usually like to end my weekend with a nice big Sunday dinner. It just is the perfect way to send off the weekend. When I was little…and all growing up we always had Sunday dinners. They usually would be pasta, meatballs, sauce & lots of bread….so I am tranforming Sunday dinners; but the most important part of it, the people I spend it with, is still the same.

I am so grateful for our house and kitchen. It makes me so happy to be in there cooking for people I love.(I’d even be happy cooking for people I just like though, kidding.) My family gathered around my dining room table = best part of the weekend.

After careful consideration I decided that I probably should make something a little different this week for dinner, so I added garlic knots & a healthy dessert to the mix. The roasted chicken has been a staple in our family and I wanted to vlog about it, so I made it again last night.

Our dinner was arugala salad (with grape tomatoes, walnuts & black olives), roasted cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower & brussels sprouts), roasted chicken, baked sweet potato wedges and GARLIC KNOTS.  Dessert was chocolate pb rice krispies. (AMAZING).

The garlic knots & chocolate pb rice krispies stole the show.  I would have been fine eating just those two things.

I made whole wheat & gluten free garlic knots. For the gluten free knots, just get a package of GF pizza dough and prepare according to directions. Then follow instructions below. The GF flour is very delicate so you can’t really “knot” them, but you can cross & tuck it gently. It works. Doesn’t need to be perfect.  I used Arrowhead Mills GF pizza dough mix.

For the pizza dough, I used 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 spelt flour and used the recipe that is in my Cuisinart breadmaker recipe booklet.

GF dough

roll it out

knotted up

butter & garlic melting

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Garlic Knots (makes about 12)

adapted from Food Network

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp course sea salt
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease or spray a baking sheet with non stick spray. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough into a large rectangle, about 12×16 inches. Brush the dough lightly with olive oil. Cut the dough in half, lengthwise. Then cut into strips, about 1 1/4 inch wide. Tie each strip into a knot and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle knots with salt and cover. Let rise about 30 minutes. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown. While baking, combine butter and garlic in a medium saucepan. Let heat for about 3-4 minutes. When knots are done baking, either toss in large bowl with butter or brush garlic butter on each knot. 

I didn’t want the knots to break, so I brushed the butter on!

Delish and a perfect Sunday TREAT.

P.S. I stopped eating chocolate for a week and was shooting for two weeks. I decided that I really wanted to eat these crispy treats and would continue my non-chocolate eating ways today. WORTH IT.

Off to hit cardio bootcamp and the weights! Starting Monday off RIGHT! Are you keeping up with your resolutions?!

Happy Monday!

 

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