Thanks for all the comments on my last post, you all made my day. Some of you mentioned that you feel like you can't leave a comment till you have tried a recipe, but you absolutely can. Feel free to say things like "I can't wait to try this," or "what were you thinking, this recipe looks revolting". That way I get more of a feel for the types of recipes people are interested in.
I love garlic, so when I found the recipe for these Garlic Knots at Annie's Eats, I knew I had to try them. I am so glad I did, they are phenomenal! The dough is soft and easy to work with. They come out chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. The garlic butter glaze on the top adds amazing flavor. I will definitely be making these again. And again. I will have to double the recipe though, because all of my boys were asking for more. They almost came to blows fighting over who should get the last one. OK, not really, but there was a heated discussion. I solved it for them by eating the roll myself. It's what any good mother would have done.
Soft Garlic Knots
2 tsp. SAF instant yeast
1 ¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup milk
1 cup hot water
3 cups flour (approximately)
Garlic butter glaze:
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 Tbsp. melted butter
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into an 8" long rope and tie into a knot. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 30-45 minutes. Combine all glaze ingredients and set aside. After rolls have raised, bake in a preheated oven at 350 until lightly browned, about 18-20 minutes. Brush with the butter glaze while still hot.
-The original recipe called for brushing the rolls with glaze before you bake them, but we think they are much better brushed with the garlic butter after they are baked!