Garlic Knots are classic Italian Pizzeria snack. They are a type of garlic bread, made in small sizes with lovely knots and an aromatic flavor of garlic and herbs.
There’s actually no clear information on how and where garlic knots originated but they were made to utilize the scraps of the dough by the pizzerias. No wonder, they were the most inexpensive item on their menus.
But this doesn’t at all means that this dish is anyway less than others. Beautiful crust on the outside and light and fluffy from inside, they are incredibly delicious to devour.
Dough for Garlic Knots
As mentioned above, garlic knots were made from the scraps of the dough, so quite obviously we can make them, both with the pizza dough and the bread dough.
I have, APF (all purpose flour) bread or White Bread Recipe and Pizza Base or Pizza Dough Recipe in my blog. You must check them out to understand few important things about how to handle the yeast, kneading the dough and the secrets to perfect light and airy breads.
Important Points for Garlic Knots
As, I already have the different types of bread dough recipes in my blog and have written about them in detail in all those articles, so here I would like to talk more about the garlic knot itself.
1. Easy – I really can’t emphasize this, in any other word. These garlic knots are so easy and simple to make and the fact that they taste heavenly, just adds ‘a cherry on top’.
2. Knots – To tie the knots on these cute little breads, is also very easy. Some make them by making a knot and some make them by rolling them with the flavoured oil in between. I have tried the rolls once and they are equally, undeniably yummy. So, you can choose which way to go, to be or ‘Knot’ to be. 😉
3. Flavoured Butter – The flavourful garlic herb butter (or olive oil ) is the key essence of these garlic knots. It has some basic ingredients that you must add for the amazing flavour it is famous of, and in addition to that you can add a few more, as per your taste, like chilli flakes, black pepper etc.
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- Butter garlic naan recipe
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How to Serve Garlic Knots?
Garlic Knots are a great side dish and goes extremely well with many dishes. I am listing a few ways here to serve garlic knots, so you will get lot of ideas for your next party menu.
1.Spaghetti and Pasta – It is a classic Italian combination that you will see in many restaurants and in party menus too. Garlic bread / garlic knots (yes they both can be used in each others’ place) with spaghetti and pasta, seem to be such an inseparable combination. You can check out my Red Sauce Pasta recipe here.
2. Salads – You can serve them easily with any of the green, beans, sprouts, rice and pasta salads or bound salads. They add a touch of carbs with these salads and make a complete meal.
3. Sautéed Vegetables – Lightly tossed vegetables in olive oil or butter with garlic knots as the side dish is again a great combination for a light hearty meal.
4. Soups – It can be wonderfully accompanied with any type of soup. Though tomato soup goes really great with it, but you can choose to have it with any other soup too.
5. Light Snack – Besides all these combinations, garlic knots are so delectable, that you can simply enjoy these alone with any great sauce like Marinara sauce. And this is totally how I like to eat them.
Recipe Video of Garlic Knots
- Pizza Dough – You can use store bought Pizza dough or make your own at home. For that, please read the Pizza Base / Dough recipe in my blog. I have used 1 & 1/2 cup flour in this recipe, as mentioned in my Pizza base recipe too. And that made a total of 23 small sized Garlic Knots.
- Butter – 50 gms
- Garlic – 4-5
- Italian seasoning Mix – 1/2 tsp
- Chopped Coriander – 2-3 tbsp
Note : You may increase or decrease the quantity of the herbs as per your taste.
1.Make the dough as per the pizza base recipe. After kneading the dough let it rest in a warm place for at least 45 minutes to one and half hours or until it doubles up in size.
2. When the dough has risen to double in size then punch it down or degas it and knead it in the bowl for about a minute.
3. Take out the dough on a clean floured surface.
4. Roll it into the shape of a log.
5. Next cut it into small portions. If you want to make big sized garlic knots then cut it in bigger portions.
6. Cover all these portions with a clean kitchen towel and take one portion each time and roll it long and thin.
7. Now take both the ends of this long roll of dough and make a knot as shown in the pictures below.
8. Place these knots on a greased baking tray and cover them with a clean kitchen towel.
9. Likewise make all the knots and keep them on the greased baking tray. Cover these prepared knots with the kitchen towel and keep them in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.
10. After 30 minutes when the knots have become double in size, then brush them with the the garlic herb butter oil. To prepare this oil, warm the butter in microwave or in a pan on gas and put crushed or grated garlic in it. Cook for just about 30 to 40 seconds on a very low heat just to take out the raw smell of the garlic. Let it cool down a bit and then add half teaspoon of Italian seasoning mix and 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh green coriander.
11. Now bake the garlic knots in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius for about 16 to 20 minutes. The baking time might vary as per your oven settings and also as per the size of the knots that you have prepared.
12. Once baked, again brush these hot garlic knots with the garlic herb butter prepared earlier.
13. Enjoy the garlic knots as a yummy delicious snack or as a great side accompaniment to spaghetti or pasta.
I would love to hear from you if you try this Garlic knots recipe. Do mention it in my comments section how you liked it or if you made any changes in it. Also if you make this and share on social networking sites, remember to add the hashtag #flavourhomebysutiksha and tag me there, I would love to appreciate your efforts.
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