This is the kind of recipe my brother-in-law will like. He's not a sweets person, he goes for more savory foods and he loves to bake his own bread. So these are for you, Jason!
These are heavenly little bits of dough, tied up in a knot and brushed with butter, garlic, and italian herbs before baking. Here is the recipe (from the Annie's Eats food blog): Soft Garlic Knots. It's a pretty basic dough recipe, I like the addition of olive oil to the dough. And you even get to have a little bit of fun tying the knots. Want to see how?
First...grab a small ball of dough after it's risen:
Roll it out into a long strip of dough:
Then literally just tie it in a knot!
If you have problems with the dough pulling apart when you pull the knot closed, just add a little bit of flour to the dough strip before you tie the knot. Tuck the right side into the top of the knot and tuck the left side into the bottom of the knot.
I use my pizza stone for making rolls. The never stick and the cleanup is so easy. After you let the knots rise again, brush them with butter/garlic/italian herbs. Then bake. They are soooo good!
Some of the tops popped out of the knots while baking, so next time I will make sure to tuck them in nice and tight.
You could really brush them with whatever. Leave out the garlic and just do the herbs. Just use butter. Brush with a butter/honey combination. Whatever floats your boat!! These rolls were the best i've ever made. So chewy and fresh, I loved them. This will become my go-to dough/roll recipe for sure!
Hope you are all having a great weekend. It's coooold here and these knots sure would be good with a bowl of soup right now. Thanks for stopping by!