Easy Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

Hot, buttery rolls straight from the oven. . .is there anything much better?! Yes, throw on some minced garlic and a bit of chopped parsley and you will find yourself eating more than you care to admit! That may or may not be what happened when these easy garlic knots came out of the oven. . .

Easy Garlic Knots Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

If you are someone who isn’t real comfortable baking with yeast or have never wanted to attempt making rolls, please give these a try! You can make the dough with a mixer or by hand, and it’s a great first dough to work with. It is soft and doesn’t make a large batch. Two rises are required, but you only have to knead the dough once and only for a little while. The work is worth it!

Easy Garlic Knots Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

As if the smell of fresh bread isn’t tantalizing enough, the smell of the melted butter and garlic cooking on the stovetop while the knots are baking makes it nearly impossible to patiently wait for the bread to be finished. Though you may be tempted to to snatch a knot to eat as soon as it comes out of the oven, spend an extra minute and brush the garlic butter over the top. Wait a few seconds for it to soak in and bite in!

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Easy Garlic Knots
Serves: 16 rolls
For the Rolls
  • 2¼ C all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg (2¼ tsp) Platinum Red Star Yeast or instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ C water, warmed to 120-130 degrees F
For the Garlic Butter
  • ¼ C unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ C parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or you can do these steps by hand), combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Add in olive oil and water. Beat until dough just starts to come together. Switch out the paddle attachment for the dough hook and knead for 5-8 minutes (depending on whether you make it by hand or with a mixer) until soft dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into a ball and place in a large bowl that has been oiled. Roll dough in the bottom to coat. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size in a warm location, about 1 hour.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured or oiled (because the air in my house is dry, I used olive oil to keep my dough from sticking and from preventing it from drying out with too much flour) surface. Gently press into a 4 x 12 inch rectangle, about ½ inch thick. Cut into 16 strips. Take each strip and roll into a rope. Tie each rope into a knot. If dough is sticky or too dry, oil your hands when working with the dough.
  4. Place on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment paper. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise until puffed and almost doubled in size in a warm place.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  7. While knots are baking, prepare glaze by adding butter and garlic into small saucepan. Melt butter over medium heat until butter is melted and garlic becomes translucent. If you prefer a stronger garlic flavor, do not cook garlic for as long. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and salt.
  8. Brush butter mixture over the top of warm knots. Allow butter to sink into knots and serve.

This recipe is adapted from Simply Recipes.

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  1. Hot and buttery is right up my alley!

  2. Get in my belly!

  3. Oh how much I love the smell (and taste! haha) of freshly baked bread from the oven! These sound perfect, especially with that garlic butter!

  4. I’m not sure if there’s anything better than hot, garlicky, buttered rolls! These look great!

  5. These are so cute… I would love fill by belly with these knots. :)

  6. GORGEOUS! I love how buttery these look!!! mmmmmm the bread lover and garlic lover that I am is very happy with these, YES!

  7. garlic knots are SO good! these look great.

  8. These would be sure to satisfy any carb cravings. Love!

  9. Oooh, these look amazing…nothing beats fresh homemade bread/buns! These look like perfect dinner buns.

  10. Talk about comfort food!! I haven’t had a garlic knot in FOREVER. But now I know what I’ll be making this weekend!

  11. I like that this does look simple. Especially for all of us out there that aren’t entirely comfortable with making dough…like me :) Love the idea of the knot too, brings something special to it besides just a plain dinner roll! Going to save this recipe! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. There’s something about knotted or braided breads…I just love them! Your garlic rolls look spectacular!

  13. These look soooo good!!!!

  14. These are perfect for Easter! The knot makes them special :)

  15. Beautiful rolls, Jessica! There’s just something about biting into a sweet little knot of fresh baked yeast rolls. Thank you for sharing. Pinned!

  16. You are totally right, I would not care to admit how many (aka the whole batch) rolls I ate!! LOL

  17. These would be so dangerous around me!

  18. These rolls look gorgoues Jessica! I love the smell of fresh bread baking and when you add garlic butter to these – oh man, I can imagine how good they are :)

  19. omg I want to eat them all on my own! No sharing! heehee jk. Maybe not. 😉

  20. I made these last night & they were awesome! So simple & delicious. I’ll be blogging them soon =)

  21. These garlic knots would be perfect with so many dishes, or all on their own! 😉 They sound awesome!

  22. Oh my goodness, these totally trump the frozen ones I usually buy at the store. They look so foolproof and amazing!

  23. Made these last night. Exceptional recipe!

    I made some adjustments – because I’m at high altitude, I added an additional tsp of Olive oil. Also, I added 1 tblspn of Garlic Powder to the dough, then brushed with garlic infused olive oil before baking.

    Once they baked I topped with fresh garlic butter, basil and grated parmesan cheese.

    they were incredible. Moist, garlic-y goodness. Loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  24. That garlic butter alone is making my mouth water!

  25. There really is nothing better than rolls hot out of the oven! Slathered in butter, of course :)

  26. I love that these are made from scratch and are still so easy to make! Garlic knots are always a treat. Pinning. xo, Catherine

  27. Bread has to be one of my favourite things ever.. especially buttery bread flavoured with herbs & garlic like these little knots. I can imagine they taste just as delicious as their perfect appearance.

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