Day 5: Garlic Knots

So far we've been making sweet bakes, so why not try something savory for a change? I used this delicious recipe from TASTY and it was the best thing ever!


Knead the dough so it's not sticky and it's pretty tough. You're going to need to make knots out of it. Prove it for an hour or until it doubles in size.


Make 9 balls out of the proved dough.


Make it into a tube.


Make a "ring" like shape out of the dough. Then tie a knot out of it.


Put the knots into the oven for 15 minutes.


Coat with garlic butter and send them in the oven again.


Done!


RECIPE:

DOUGH

2 1/2 cups white bread flour

1 teaspoon instant dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup warm water

2 teaspoons olive oil

flour, extra for dusting dough


GARLIC BUTTER

3 tablespoons butter (melted)

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 small handful fresh parsley, chopped


STEPS:

For the dough, mix together the flour, yeast, and salt, and make a well in the middle. Pour the water and 1 teaspoon of olive oil into the well and mix together.


Knead for about 7-10 minutes until the dough is springy, it should be very tough and not sticky.


Line a bowl with the other teaspoon of olive oil, place the dough in the bowl, cover, and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour (or until doubled in size).


Tear the dough into 9 separate balls and then roll into long tubes, folding over to make a knot. Place the knots on a baking tray.


Bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 minutes.


Prepare the garlic butter by mixing the butter, garlic, and parsley. Coat the knots with the butter mixture and bake for another 15 minutes.


Enjoy!

- The Bored Baker


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