Monday, February 5, 2018

Garlic Knots…OH MY!!!

I wanted to make some yeast bread but something a little different! So I did a google search and found

 Garlic Knots from Simply Recipes!

And I have to tell you….


they are amazing!

Mouth watering delicious!

So here’s the recipe for Garlic Knots

If you are making your own dough:

  • 3/4 cup warm water (105°F-115°F)
  • 1 package (2 teaspoons) of active dry yeast (check the expiration date on the package)
  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour (can use all-purpose but bread flour will give you a crisper crust)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

If you are using store-bought pizza dough:

  • 14-ounces pizza dough

Garlic-Butter Coating:

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt

If you are making your own dough, follow steps 1-3. If using store-bought pizza dough, let thaw to room temperature and proceed to step 4.

1 Proof the yeast: Sprinkle the yeast on top of the warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir to combine and let sit for another 5-10 minutes, until it begins to froth a bit.

2 Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the olive oil, then the yeast-water mixture.

Mix this together to form a soft dough and knead for 5-10 minutes. (Can use a KitchenAid mixer with a dough hook for this step.)

3 Let the dough rise: Shape the dough into a ball and lightly coat with olive oil. Put it in a large bowl, top the bowl with plastic wrap and set it at room temperature to rise to double its size. This should take anywhere from 90 minutes to several hours.

4 Quarter the dough and flatten into rectangles: When the dough has doubled in size, cut it into fourths.

Set out a large baking sheet and line it with a silpat or parchment paper.

Working with one piece at a time, flatten into a rough rectangle about 5 inches long 1/2 inch thick.

5 Slice into strips and form knots: Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into strips of about 1 inch wide by 5 inches long.

Cut these strips in half.

Take one piece and work it into a snake, then tie it in a knot. The dough will be sticky along the cut edges, so dust these with flour before you tie the knot.

Set each knot down on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough. Remember that the dough will rise, so leave some space between each knot.

6 Brush with olive oil and let sit to rise: Once all the knots are tied, paint them with a little olive oil.

Loosely cover them with plastic wrap and let them rise again until doubled in size, anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours or so. Toward the end of this rising period, preheat the oven to 400°.

7 Bake the knots: Uncover the knots and bake in the oven 12-15 minutes, or until nicely browned on top.

8 Make garlic butter parsley glaze: Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pot and cook the garlic gently in it just long enough to take off that raw garlic edge, about 1-2 minutes over medium-low heat. Add the salt and parsley and stir to combine. Turn off the heat.

9 Brush cooked knots with garlic parsley butter mixture: When the knots are done, take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Paint with the garlic-butter-parsley mixture and serve. These are best warm, but are good at room temperature, too.

from Simply Recipes ~

and now to mention the couple of things I did different. I did NOT let them rise nearly as long as this recommends. And I just sprayed my pans with PAM!


Rising for the first time was 30 minutes. And then I heated my oven for only about ONE MINUTE and put my knots in for the second rise, took them out, preheated my oven and then baked them.


I did not use as much parsley and after I dipped the baked rolls into the melted garlic butter, I rolled them in a mixture of Parmesan and Romano grated cheese.


We had some leftover grilled chicken (I need my protein)


(this is hubby’s plate….I didn’t have NEARLY quite that much!)


and I heated this wonderful Potato Soup for LUNCH!


Now what’s for dinner?


Maybe I should have a salad! haha! Actually we’re having BBQ Brisket for dinner…but I won’t eat a lot…I promise! Did you make anything special for Super Bowl Sunday?


I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those sound wonderful!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-those sound delicious, Diane! I made twice baked potatoes yesterday and they were so good- a meal in themselves, really.

Have a great week- xo Diana

Susie said...

Diane, You crafty little can cook too !! LOL It all looked very tasty. I will tell you, I used to make bread and was so proud as I was very young....but now That would just be too much work for me. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Sandra said...


eileeninmd said...

Hello, your garlic rolls look delicious. YUM! Looks like a great dinner with the chicken and soup. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Vee said...

Ohhhh, I love garlic knots. I had to read twice to make sure I was here because I was quite certain that this is a rarity for you. Still, it was Super Bowl Sunday. 🏈

Sandy said...

It looks incredibly yummy!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow those look so good Diane! Pre-KitchenAid I would have gone for the store bought dough but no way now so thanks for the recipe.

Maggie said...

Garlic knots, mmm, I wonder if I can make the dough in my bread maker? Going to give it a go and see what happens.
I'll let you know. Happy Mosaic Monday.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! I have to try them.

Snap said...

These sound like they are melt in the mouth delicious! I'm a sucker for bread and garlic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh yum!! These look so good and so handy if we pickup ready made dough, thats a great idea!! Actually everything sounds so good you've made me hungry!

Michele said...

Oh thank you for the recipe! MY hubs loves the garlic bread knots we get at BJ's Brewhouse - we got there on Wednesday nights after we have our respective practices (mine, church choir and he teaches sword fighting.) It's one of the few places that serves later, so we have made it our habit to go since by that time of the evening we're quite tired.

I love you shared this recipe. I've never really made bread before - so I'm new at the whole yeast thing.

But potato soup I've made from scratch a bajillion times. Perhaps one day I will actually write down a recipe and share that with you! ♥

Hugs. xxoo Have a wonderful week, sweet friend.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, oh your garlic knots sound so good! I never made them before and it doesn't seem too difficult to make. I too change around recipes too and I love Panera soup!
Thanks for sharing this at Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Have a nice week.
Julie xo

Connie said...

Yummy, yum, yum . . . when can we all expect a dinner invite? LOL.
We are trying to do low carb and it is so hard . . . bread is our weakness :) These look amazing.
Connie :)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thank you for sharing this looks and sounds delicious!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Thank you Diane.... this is certainly one to try.
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Terri D said...

I LOVE garlic knots (garlic anything, actually) and yours look delicious!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh dear me,, Diane, those garlic knots look wonderful! I love making homemade bread/rolls, and these sound incredible!


They do look really yummy!! I don't do football--still haven't figured out the game even after dating a football player back many years ago in highschool--my sport is NASCAR--and that does start up next Sunday--there I know that all the cars are suppose to go around and around the track as fast as they can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
enjoy, di

Lynn said...

Your garlic knots look amazing! I've only tried them once, think it's time again... We had sausage and pepper sandwiches (and a win:@) for Super Bowl Sunday!

happyone said...

Oh they look delicious. I must try this. I'll make the dough in my bread machine.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, Diane. Those rolls look so delicious. Your kitchen must smell heavenly! I have a coupon for that Panera soup but have yet to find it at my store. Yum! xo

Jeanie said...

Those looks really fabulous. I may have to pass on that recipe to the resident yeast user in the family! Oh, so good with soup!

Ricki Treleaven said...

We had these over the weekend when we were at a horse show. We ordered them at a pizza place, and they were wonderful. Yours look even better! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Gillena Cox said...

Sounds delicious and fun too tying those knots. Thank you for dropping by my blog today. Happy Monday

much love...

Red Rose Alley said...

OH MY is right.....these look amazing. I think the parmesan makes it. It seems like a lot of steps to make these, but I'm sure it was worth it. The baked potato soup looks pretty good too. Panera always has fresh foods whenever I go there. You had some Yummy Super Bowl goodies, Diane.


Linda said...

Well done!

Angie said...

Those are truly mouth-watering!!! On my list ...

My hubby made his awesome Calzone for the Super Bowl. Home-made dough. Always gets rave reviews!!!

Tomoko said...

Looks delicious and sounds delicious!!You made me smile. I always welcome garlic knots in any meals!
Your header is cute and cute! Happy new week to you!!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

ooh what a delicious looking lunch. It must have smelled heavenly.

Jill Harrison said...

I love garlic bread and these sound and look delicious. Have a fabulous week and thank you for coming to my blog last week.

Lorrie said...

These look SO good, Diane. You are tempting me! All that carby goodness. Nothing special was done here for Superbowl - neither of us care the least about sports. Have a wonderful week!

Linda Walker said...

Oh yum! We love garlic knots....these sound easy and yummy!!!! I had planned to make lots of treats for Super Bowl but I unexpectedly spent Fri, Sat and Sun in Providence RI with two of my daughters for kind of a girls weekend. Then Sunday afternoon my husband was not feeling well and I was tired from too much weekend. He went to bed early and I watched the game without any snacks! Oh well, there's always next year!

Hope all is well!!!xx

Ann Thompson said...

Those look really good. I love garlic bread

Sylvia said...

Diane, I was just waiting for a special episode of This is Us following the game. It was excellent of course but tears flowed. Sylvia D.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There is a pizzeria near me called "Garlic Knots" and they are famous for theirs, but yours look equally delicious, Diane! I have to try making them one day

Zaa said...

OMG ..Those garlic Knots look delicious... now I’ll have to make them ( Ha Ha) My hubby will be thanking you for this one... as he loves homemade breads.... Thanks for sharing.