Monday, January 6, 2014

Garlic Knots in the Bread Machine





It's a new year and while I don't like to make resolutions, I do know that I need to eat a bit healthier after this past holiday season.  But, somehow, I find myself writing a post about these delicious garlic knots because the fact of the matter is - I just really love bread.  Not only do I love indulging in bread but I also really enjoy making it. I love kneading the dough and forming it into various shapes and sizes.  And how about the aroma when you pull that warm bread out of the oven and break into it - the smell is so wonderful! And let's face it, nothing tastes as good as warm bread right out of the oven. Hopefully writing about it will be enough and I won't feel the need to run into the kitchen and start gathering the ingredients.  These were so good though.... well....maybe just one more batch? 

recipe adapted from For the Love of Cooking 
Ingredients:
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 egg, room temp
3 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons bread machine yeast

for topping:
1-2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
a handful of fresh herbs, chopped finely (I had fresh parsley on hand)

Directions:
Place all the ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed on your manufacturers directions.  
Start the dough cycle.
Once your dough is ready, turn it out onto a well floured surface. 
Prepare a silpat lined baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and set aside.
Flatten the dough into a rectangular shape and slice down the middle (the long way.)  Then cut the dough into even strips (a pizza cutter works well here.) 
Take each strip and tie in a knot and place n the prepared baking sheet. Continue until you have all the knots done.  Cover and place in a warm area to rise for 30 minutes.
After they rise, place in a 400 degree oven 10 - 12 minutes or until golden.

For topping, combine all your ingredients together and brush over the top of the knots.

One year ago today I made Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

Two years ago I made Tortellini Caprese Skewers.

Three years ago I made My Favorite Oatmeal Recipe.

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10 comments:

  1. These are getting paired with a soup ASAP!!

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  2. Oh, I love bread, too! I don't think I could ever give it up. And these garlic knots look amazing - YUM!

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  3. these look absolutely amazing!! i love breads

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  4. I'm making these this weekend! YUM!!!

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  5. Hi Danielle,
    Your Garlic Knots look wonderful, just delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Oh yeah.... these garlic knots are making me hungry, lol! Thank you so much for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and Pin your post to our party boards while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  7. Those look sooo good! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday! Pinning to our pin board!

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  8. Yum yum yum! I think I'll have to modify these and make them without a bread machine - they look so tasty. :) I'd love it if you linked these up at Five Friday Finds: http://morselsoflife.com/five-friday-finds-122.html :)

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  9. Thanks for partying at Five Friday Finds last week! Your garlic knots were the most popular, and they're featured this week! http://morselsoflife.com/five-friday-finds-123.html

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  10. I love these garlic knots and so did my kids thank you for sharing

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