Pillow-soft, chewy and delicious homemade Easy Garlic Knots Recipe is a great accompaniment to any soup. Make them tonight and they will be gone in a flash!!
My all time favorite winter meal is a bowl of warm comforting soup paired along with freshly baked bread – hearty, filling and packed with flavor. To keep things simple, today I am pairing my soup Dal ka shorba with easy garlic knots recipe – d-licious and yum!!
Now onto the recipe!
I have made garlic knots from the scratch but they can be made with frozen pizza dough, frozen dinner rolls or even buttermilk biscuits. But nothing compares to a batch of fresh homemade bread that comes right off your oven and above all, your house smells delicious!!
Once the yeast activates (frothy and bubbly), go ahead with the recipe. If the yeast fails to do so, please discard and start over. When the dough has risen, time to shape them. Tying the dough knots is the fun part and my boys loved it.
Kids worked really hard to make their knots look perfect and they did an awesome job. 🙂 Finally brush the knots with garlic butter (recipe given below) – you can make it at home or use store bought.
Sprinkle some dried parsley and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until the top is light brown in color. Remove from oven, give them a fresh coat of butter and your very own garlic knots are ready! Soft, buttery garlic knots tastes great when fresh out of the oven!
If hosting a party or a game night, make sure to prepare a big batch as these intensely flavored soft and chewy garlic knots is relished by all and will go really fast. 😉 A perfect crowd pleaser recipe!!
1/4cupFresh Parsley Leaves or 1 tablespoon dried parsley leaves
CHANGE SERVING SIZE: KNOTS
Assemble all the ingredients.
Combine yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup of water.
Let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes, it will look like a thick creamy paste. In another 5-10 minutes it will become all frothy and bubbly (frothing may take longer for some maybe 20 - 30 minutes). This proofing procedure shows that yeast is alive and active. If by now your yeast has not become frothy, please discard and start over.
In a bowl combine flour with salt and baking powder. Mix it well. Pour in yeast mixture...
Add olive oil/butter and milk.
Knead a soft pliable dough.
Cover the dough and let it sit undisturbed for 1 -2 hours.
The dough will double in size.
Dust the surface with flour and transfer the kneaded dough.
Knead it again for a few more minutes.
All worked up dough.
Preheat oven @ 375 degree F. (Bake for 10 -12 minutes) Using your hands, flatten the dough.
Cut the flattened dough into long strips...
Roll them up, if the dough feels sticky than dust it with flour and start shaping.
Follow the steps in the pics to form a knot.
Make a loose knot, you will still have dough left at both ends. Take the left end of the dough, wrap it over the knot and into the hole (where you see my finger). Gently press it down. Repeat the same with the right end -wrap it over the knot and into the hole. press and secure both the ends.
Repeat the process with rest of the dough and shape all the garlic knots.
Brush each roll with garlic butter spread..
Sprinkle some dried parsley..
Bake for 10 -12 minutes in a preheated oven (@375 degree F).
Apply butter on top..
Serve hot with a bowl of warm Dal ka shorba soup!!
Soft, buttery garlic knots tastes great when fresh out of the oven!
Also try other bread recipes - Homemade ladi pavs, Honeycomb buns, Foccacia bread, Wheat Pav - links posted above!!