Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots
Garlic Knots

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

65

minutes

SERVINGS

2

dozen

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

65

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • Basic Pizza Dough,recipe follows

  • 1/2

    cup unsalted butter

  • 3

    tbsps minced garlic

  • 1

    Tbsp olive oil

  • 1

    tsp coarse sea salt

  • 1/4

    cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese'

  • 2

    Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Prepare Basic Pizza Dough as recipe instructs below and set aside to rise. Combine butter and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Cover, remove from the heat and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease 2 large baking sheets. Set aside. Remove risen dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough out into a large rectangle, about 16 by 12 inches. Brush the dough lightly with the olive oil. Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into strips about 1 1/4 inches wide. Tie each strip loosely into a knot, stretching gently if necessary, and place on prepared baking sheets about 2-inches apart. Sprinkle the tops of the knots with salt. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm. draft-free place for about 30 minutes. Bake until golden brown and risen, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and toss gently with warm garlic butter. Pecorino Romano cheese, and parsley. Add salt to taste if necessary. Serve immediately. Basic Pizza Dough 1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F) 1 (1/4 oz) envelope active dry yeast 1 tsp honey 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 tsp salt Yellow cornmeal, for sprinkling the baking sheet In a large bowl, combine the water,yeast, honey, and 1 tbsp oil, stirring to combine. Let sit until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the salt, mixing by hand until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Continue adding the flour, 1/4 cup cup at a time, working the dough after each addition, until the dough is smooth but still tacky 3 to 5 minutes. Oil a large mixing bowl with remaining olive oil. Place the dough in the bow;, turing to coat with the oil. Cover wtih plastic wrap and set in a warm place, free from drafts until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. Yield : dough for 1 ( 15- inch) pizza

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