Garlic bread is one of the most popular forms of bread and a surest crowd pleaser. These garlic knots just add some pretty to the delicious and make it an irresistible combination. So soft and flavourful, it is tough to eat just one. Your hand automatically reaches for the next one as you chew on the first.
Why I love these Garlic Knots?
These are the softest knots you would eat. They turn out so fluffy and simply come apart in your hands. To add to that you have the gorgeous flavour of garlic which makes any dish special. The only issue with these garlic knots is that you get caught easily. It is hard to deny you gobbled them up because the garlic give you away. I adapted this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and made a few changes.
These knots are easy to make and make for a lovely side with a bowl of pasta or some hot soup.
Substitutions and Variations
- One highlight of these garlic knots are its softness. So I believe you should not switch to whole wheat flour for this recipe. But you could replace around 25% of the flour with whole wheat flour for some texture
- These are garlic flavoured but you could replace it with any spice mix or herbs of your choice. Ideally you would add garlic powder with some dried herbs and butter to flavour them. I used a readymade seasoning mix for garlic bread. You could try that or create your own spice mix
If these garlic knots are up your alley you will love these cute Spicy Buns and these Herbed and Garlic Rolls. Else you can pamper your sweet tooth with some Cinnamon Rolls. Check this one out if you want an eggless version of Cinnamon Rolls.
- OTG or MIcrowave Oven to bake
- 440 gms All purpose flour additionally needed for flouring counter top
- 300 gms Water warm to touch
- 2¼ tsp Instant Yeast
- 15 gms Sugar
- 30 gms Olive oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 70 gms Butter Unsalted, at room temperature
- 1-2 tsp Garlic Bread Seasoning or any other seasoning
- Salt if needed for the topping
- In a large bowl, add the flour, yeast, butter, sugar and salt. Add water and mix till no dry flour remains
- Knead the mixture into a soft and smooth dough. It should take around 10 minutes with a hand mixer and around 15-20 minutes if done by hand
- Cover and set aside till it doubles in volume. This should take around 1-2 hours depending on the ambient temperature in your kitchen
- Mix the butter, seasoning and salt (if adding) in a bowl
- Line a baking tray with parchment
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured counter top and divide it into 15 equal parts. I used the weighing scale and got approximately 50gm sized dough balls
- Take one dough ball and roll it into a long rope. Use a little flour on the counter top to smoothly roll the dough. Take one end of the rope and place it on the other end and make a knot. Fold the ends under the knot and place it on the baking tray
- Repeat the same process with the other dough balls.
- Cover and set aside for 30-45 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Brush the garlic knots with the butter mixture generously. Keep some of the butter mixture to brush it after baking
- Bake for around 20 minutes till the top of the knots start to turn into a nice brown
- Take out the baking tray and brush the knots with the remaining butter mixture
- Cool for around 10 minutes and serve warm