Another great use of the Easy White Sandwich Bread recipe. Just hold back some bread dough to make these garlic knots.
You can use a quick garlic butter blend I've written in the recipe below or use the Pesto Herb Oil, or the Garlic Herb Compound Butter that I also have on hand. They all work great!
Using our homemade garlic and herbs makes this a yummy Garden to Table favorite.
If you need a quick cheat - and all of us do sometimes - use raw bread dough found in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. The Rhodes White Bread Roll package will give you perfectly sized and weighed dough balls. Just follow the directions below in the recipe using the store-bought dough. It comes in handy!
You can find the white bread recipe here: Easy White Sandwich Bread
Pesto Herb Oil here: Pesto Herb Oil
Garlic & Herb Compound Butter here: Garlic & Herb Compound Butter
Light and Fluffy Garlic Knots
- ½ loaf of the White Sandwich Bread dough Using dough for ½ a loaf makes 8 garlic knots *See notes*
For the Garlic Herb Butter
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 3 cloves garlic minced, adjust to your taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning see notes
- 3 tbsp grated parmesan
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon red chili flake optional
Using the dough from Easy White Sandwich Bread, pull off how much you need for how many rolls you want to make. 1 roll is 2 oz (60g) or about the size of a ping pong ball.
- On a lightly floured counter, pull off the dough you need and shape into portions. 1 garlic knot is 2 oz (60g).
- Using the palm of your hand, roll the dough into a cigar sized shape and very lightly flour. Tie the dough into a knot and tuck under the ends. If the dough isn't lightly floured, it will stick together as you're trying to tie it into a knot.
- Place your knots on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart.
- Lightly cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise by about 50%. They will continue to rise in the oven as they bake. If they rise too high, they'll lose some of their shape while baking.
- Gently brush liberally with the garlic butter and bake in a pre-heated 375F oven on the center rack for about 15 minutes. The baking time will vary according to how large the rolls are. Check them at the 10-minute mark and monitor for color, loosely tent them with foil if needed to prevent over-browning.
- Remove from the oven and if desired brush again with a little of the garlic butter and an additional sprinkle of the parmesan cheese.