Buttery Garlic Knots

I am LOVING the bread maker I got for Christmas.  I am amazed at how more efficiently I can make breads and more importantly – dough!  I already made pizza, and was happy to whip up these garlic knots for a little pizza party at a friend’s home recently.  Click here to see a basic pizza dough recipe for the bread maker.  I try to use honey instead of sugar.  I also add garlic powder and basil to my dough.

Garlic Knots @ HappyWifey.net

 

After your machine is done making your dough, put the dough on a lightly floured surface.  Shape it like a large rectangle, and use a pizza wheel or dough cutter to “slice” the dough into about 20 pieces.  I did that by making a horizontal cut separating the dough into 2 and then dividing each section into 10.

Break off a piece of dough (my batch made about 20 garlic knots), and roll it into a thin log. You can then twist each piece into a knot (shape displayed in photo above) and place on a cookie sheet lined with a slipat or parchment paper.  Preheat the oven to about 400 degrees, and then let the knots rise about 20 minutes on top of the oven, covered with a clean kitchen towel.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.  When they come out, baste them in melted butter combined with minced garlic, oregano, and basil.  They came out great!  We love them dipped in marinara!

Garlic Knots @ HappyWifey.net

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