I wanted to make some garlic basil knots to go with the Roasted Vegetable Minestrone I made for dinner recently. I decided to use my Mom’s Dinner Rolls recipe but instead of making them into rolls, I cut the dough into strips, tied them into knots (easier said than done), baked them then coated them with melted garlic basil butter. They were a HUGE hit with all of us, especially my kids who each had three with dinner. They were simple to make (thanks to the bread machine) and tasted fantastic. I will be making these again and again.
How to Make Garlic Basil Knots
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tbsp of butter, softened
- 1 egg (hold under warm water before breaking it)
- 3 1/4 cups of flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tsp regular active dry yeast
Place all dough ingredients in the bread machine= in the order listed. Select the dough cycle and press start. Once the bread machine stops (it was one and a half hours on my machine). Place a silpat mat on a baking sheet then coat it with cooking spray. Flatten the dough onto a well-floured surface then using a pizza cutter, cut it into strips.
Take each strip and tie it into a knot, making sure to keep it well-floured so it doesn’t stick together. Place each knot onto the baking sheet. Once you have tied all the strips into knots, cover them with a cloth and set them in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- 1-2 tbsp of butter, melted
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves, chopped finely
Add butter and minced garlic together and cook in the microwave until melted. Add the fresh chopped basil and stir. Once the knots are out of the oven, brush the top of each knot with the garlic basil butter. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net