Homemade Garlic Knots – Are you searching for an addition, to your dinner tonight? Well, look no further! Our Homemade Garlic Knots are the delight that will take your meal to new heights. These soft and garlicky knots are made from scratch with love. Are guaranteed to be a hit at your dinner table. In under 3 hours, you’ll have 16 garlic knots ready to share with your loved ones.
I can still vividly recall the first time I whipped up these Homemade Garlic Knots. The delightful scent of minced garlic filled my kitchen while the knots emerged from the oven golden brown and irresistibly buttery. My husband and child simply couldn’t resist them; they devoured the batch in no time. It quickly became a family favorite. Now I’m thrilled to pass on this recipe to you.
What makes this Homemade Garlic Knots truly special?
Crafted with care from scratch, our Homemade Garlic Knots offer an incredibly mouthwatering experience with their soft and chewy texture perfectly seasoned with the richness of garlic and parsley. These knots aren’t a side dish; they’re a delectable and versatile addition to any Italian-inspired meal. Whether it’s for gatherings or a cozy family dinner these knots embody the charm of goodness that will surely make your taste buds dance with delight.
What You Need To Make This Homemade Garlic Knots Recipe?
Bread Flour: For the best results it’s recommended to use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour when making knots. Bread flour has a protein content, which gives the knots a chewy texture.
Active Dry Yeast: Make sure your yeast is fresh and not expired. To ensure its effectiveness, in leavening the dough it’s important to proof the yeast by combining it with water and sugar.
Warm Water: The water you use should be warmed to a temperature between 110 – 115 degrees Fahrenheit (43 – 46 degrees Celsius). Using water that is too hot or too cold can affect how well the yeast performs.
Olive Oil: To add a Mediterranean flavor both the dough and garlic coating can be made with olive oil. Using oil helps in achieving a smooth and elastic dough.
Unsalted Butter: For controlling the saltiness of your dish it’s recommended to choose unsalted butter for the garlic coating.
Garlic: Minced garlic plays a starring role in achieving that garlic flavor. Be cautious not to overcook it in the butter as it may become bitter.
Fresh Parsley: For an added burst of freshness and color in your coating opt for minced parsley. Fresh parsley is preferred over dried parsley, for its flavor.
Parmesan Cheese: Grating your Parmesan cheese before using it ensures the best flavor. It adds a savory touch, to the knots when they’re finished.
Steps To Make Homemade Garlic Knots:
Step 1: In a stand mixer combine bread flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Add water and 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix until the ingredients form a ball. Adjust with flour or water if needed. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Step 2: Grease a bowl, with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl cover it with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 90 minutes or until it doubles in size.
Step 3: Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Then into a rope shape before tying them into knots. Place the knots on a baking sheet. Let them rest for around 30 minutes.
Step 4: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Remove the plastic wrap from the knots. Bake them for 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown and become firm to touch.
Step 5: While baking, melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Add minced garlic, parsley, and garlic salt to infuse flavors. Stir until you can smell their aroma. Season according to your taste preference.
Step 6: Out of the oven brush each knot with the prepared garlic coating mixture. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top, for added flavor enhancement before serving them!
To elevate the taste of your Homemade Garlic Knots you can enhance the olive oil used for the garlic coating by infusing it with some crushed red pepper flakes. This extra touch will bring a hint of spiciness, to your knots enhancing their flavor and making them even more irresistible, to your guests. Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes according to your spice preference. Just a pinch or two should be sufficient. Indulge in every bite. Savor the touch of warmth!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour?
Although bread flour is typically recommended for achieving a chewier texture you can certainly use all-purpose flour as an alternative.
Can I make these knots ahead of time?
Absolutely! You have the option to make the dough ahead of time refrigerate it and then bake the knots whenever you need them.
Can I freeze leftover garlic knots?
Certainly! You can freeze any remaining knots in an airtight container to enjoy at a later time. To maintain their freshness simply reheat them in the oven.
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