Thursday, October 30, 2008

Knots from Heaven

I simply can not find the words to describe how amazing these are. They are moist, fluffy, buttery, garlicky, and the extra touch of seasoning on top makes these one of the best rolls I have ever made. The dough was so delicious, I used garlic flavored oil instead of regular so that maybe made a little difference but I bet they would be just as amazing with regular oil. Stop what you are doing and go make these now. Yes, I am serious. Go! Now!

You still here? Good. :) This altered version of the recipe says it yields 8 knots, I made 9. They were pretty good sized but all 9 fit perfectly on my large round Pampered Chef stone. In looking at the original recipe on the King Arthur flour website the recipe should yield 16 knots. I suppose it just depends on how large you want your knots to be.

These scored two thumbs up with my husband and I. It took everything in our power to not go finish them all off last night. King Arthur flour definitely hit a home run with these delicious rolls. Ok now you can go make these. You will not be disappointed, I promise.

Step 1: (top left) - Tie each strip of dough into a knot.
Step 2: (top right) - Take the end that’s lying underneath, and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center.
Step 3: (bottom left) - Then take the end of the knot that’s lying on top, and tuck it underneath and into the center.
Step 4: (bottom right) - Once all the rolls are on the baking sheet Cover them, and let them rise till they’re very puffy, probably another hour or so.

Soft Garlic Knots
I Heart Food for Thought adapted from King Arthur Flour

3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup + 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
2-4 cloves peeled, garlic
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon Pizza Seasoning or Italian seasoning, optional

1. For the dough - In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the dry ingredients together then add the olive oil, milk and water. Using the paddle attachment or dough hook, mix and knead to form smooth, elastic dough, adding additional water or flour as needed. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover it, and allow it to rise for about 1 hour, until it’s doubled in bulk.
2. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, and roll each into a rope about 10 inches long; tie each rope into a knot. Place the knots on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 45 minutes to about an hour, until very puffy looking.
3. To make glaze - Unpeel garlic cloves. Chop the garlic in a food processor (or you can use a garlic press), with the melted butter.
4. To bake - Bake the knots in a preheated 350°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes. They should be set, but only very lightly browned. Remove the knots from the oven, and brush or drizzle them with the seasoned butter. (You can reheat the butter briefly in the microwave, if it’s solidified).


Anonymous said...

From Heaven is RIGHT! I'm totally drooling. I LOVE these things!!

ashley said...

i intended on trying these last night as well but decided not to fix lasagna and just eat leftovers :-) i can't wait to try them! they look so tasty!

Anonymous said...

Yummy, can't wait to try them!

CB said...

Amen. Knots from heaven indeed. I think I've made these like 3x already. They aren't too hard and they taste so freaking good esp to a carb-oholic like me. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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Carrie said...

Wow, those do look like heaven, I will add them to my menu next week hopefully!

Bob said...

Those look mad good. I love garlic breads. Of course, if my last attempt at challah is any indication mine will look like some kind of horrible accident...

Spryte said...

I really need to try making breads!!

Anonymous said...

These look so good! I had garlic knots for the first time about a year ago at a local Italian place and thought they were just wonderful. I'm definitely going to try making them at home!

Ally said...

Wow, those look amazing. I mean, if I weren't so tired I'd make them right now!

Maryanna said...

These look great!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh these look fantastic! You did such a great job shaping them. I can almost taste them, they are definitely going on my "list".

Cate said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I want to make them, but I'm afraid mine will turn out funny looking. Oh well, as long as they taste good!

Kaitlyn said...

Oh, carbs and garlic = YUMMY!

Colleen said...

Ooh these look delicious! Can't go wrong with garlic and butter!

Maria said...

These looks beyond delicious!!

Anonymous said...

Those look so good! DH will be in heaven when I make them. Thanks!

newsjunkie060306 said...

These look Great! I love anything garlicy! Unfortunately, I have no time to experiment until after the semester is done. This recipe is definitely going at the top of my list for new ones to try!

Courtney said...

Amber, these look so tasty. I was thinking about making them to serve with Thanksgiving dinner. Do you think I could easily double the recipe? I didn't know how that would work with yeast since I've never cooked with it before.

ShoeFanatic614 said...

These are amazing! I could barely keep them on the table last night. Love your blog!

Callie said...

I am so happy I found your blog! I have been searching and searching for a good recipe for garlic knots. I think I finally found it. I am trying them within the next couple of days. Thank you for posting these. I just started a food blog this month if you'd like to check it out. You've got some seriously amazing recipes on here. Thanks for sharing them all!