This Soft Garlic Knots is a simple recipe which yields amazing results. Taste great with your favorite pasta or soup.more
Adapted from zoomyummy.com
cups bread flour
teaspoon instant yeast
tablespoons olive oil
cup + 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
teaspoon dried oregano
To start, place the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, yeast and salt) into a bowl and stir them to combine. Then add the wet ingredients (olive oil, milk and water) and stir again just to combine. Now, using the dough attachment of your electric mixer, mix the dough for about 8 minutes. If you want to do this by hand, the process will last a little longer. What we are going for here is a smooth and elastic dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn once to coat and cover with a plastic wrap. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and divide it into 8 equal pieces. To do that I used a knife. I first divided the dough into halves. Then I cut each half into halves again so I had 4 pieces. And finally I cut each piece into halves again which resulted in 8 equal pieces. Use the palms of your hands to roll each ball into a 10-inch (26 cm) long rope. If the dough is too sticky then use a little flour to dust it with. The ropes can’t be sticky because you wouldn’t be able to form the knots. Now tie the rope into a knot. Take the end lying underneath the knot and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center and take the end lying over the knot and tuck it underneath and into the center. Transfer the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let the knots rise for another 45 minutes. In the meantime you can prepare the glaze. Melt the butter (microwave is perfectly okay) and press the garlic into it. Instead of pressing the garlic through the press you can just mince it finely. Add the dried oregano and mix it all together. When your knots are nice and puffy brush the glaze onto them. Place the knots into a preheated oven (350 °F – 175 °C) and bake for about 15-18 minutes.