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Scratch Made: Garlic Knots

Posted Nov 02 2010 3:45am

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All these garlic knot recipes floating around online lately got them stuck in my head.

Plus, they were one bread item I had yet to make!

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I used to be terrified of baking with yeast, but it’s so simple. Yeah, it adds another step but it makes such a difference in the final product.

You just can’t get that flavor without it!

Basic Garlic Knots

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  1. In bowl, mix yeast, agave, and warm water. Let sit 5-10 minutes or until creamy.
  2. In large bowl, mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Add yeast mixture and oil to flour and knead until dough comes together and is smooth.
  4. Put dough into oiled bowl, cover, and let rise about 2 hours or until doubled.
  5. Preheat oven to 450.
  6. Once dough has doubled, punch down.
  7. Tear off golf-ball size rounds, roll out into long strips and tie into knots.
  8. Place on baking sheet or stone and bake 11-12 minutes.
  9. While hot, toss knots in mixture of olive oil or butter, minced garlic, and salt.

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I made these Sunday afternoon and we had them along with some homemade chicken noodle soup.

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I love them simple like this: just tossed with salt, garlic, and olive oil.

But they’d be delicious tossed with some fresh herbs like oregano and basil and parsley, too.

Tying these little garlic knots gave me a little practice, too – I may try making soft pretzels soon! That’s another item on my I’m-intimidated-to-make-these-on-my-own list.

If I can make homemade garlic knots, you can, too.

So get in that kitchen and bake!


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