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