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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Italian Garlic Knots / Garlic Knots Recipe


After some time Yesterday baked these flavorful, light, airy, chewy and delicious Garlic Knots. Nothing can beat the homemade fresh hot n flavorful bakes, these knots turned out so so good than to my expectation. It was very soft n flavorful even my 4 yr old loved it. The addition of Italian seasoning, garlic n oregano makes it more flavorful and tasty. I usually do yeast bakes on the day itself and never tried with refrigerated dough. Recently read this on a blog, that the refrigerated yeast dough(for any bread/bun etc.,) will give you a very soft, airy and delicious breads.

And for this Garlic knots also few recipes suggested to work with chilled dough which is easy to handle while u make knots. So with these in mind i refrigerated the dough overnight and am really happy with the result. But still u can make this Garlic knots as soon as the dough risen.


I added few tsp of chopped chillies to garlic butter, so few knots were little spicy n i loved it. On the whole it was a nice experience and i loved the aroma of garlic-butter-cilantro-chillies, too good. Give it a try..u will love it!
After referring many sites i myself tried it from the scratch and the recipe as follows..

Ingredients
  1. All Purupose Flour     2 1/2 cups + as need for dusting.
  2. Active Dry Yeast       one 1/4 oz packet
  3. Sugar       1/2 tbsp
  4. Salt          1/2 tsp
  5. Garlic Powder     1/4 tsp
  6. Italian Seasoning    1/2-1 tsp
  7. Oregano        1/2 tsp
  8. Olive Oil    4 tbsp +  few tsp for brushing
  9. Warm Water      1/2 cup + 3 tbsp
Garlic Butter
  1. Butter      4 tbsp
  2. Garlic     3 fat cloves(minced or finely chopped)
  3. Green chilli    2 no.s(finely chopped - optional)
  4. Cilantro /Parsley     1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  5. Salt      1 tsp or to taste.

Method
  • In a large mixing bowl, add warm water, olive oil, yeast, salt, sugar and mix together to dissolve yeast and set it rest for 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in an another bowl, sift flour, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregan mix well and keep ready.
  • Once the yeast-oil mixture turns frothy add flour mixture and mix together to a dough.
  • Then grease ur hands with oil and knead the dough for 4-5 minutes until soft n elastic.
  • Lay dough in a bowl greased with olive oil, then flip the dough, cover and let rise for 1to 2 hours or until almost doubled.( mine got doubled within 2 hours).
  • After rising if u want u can chill the dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or u can proceed as such.
  • Punch down the air and knead the dough for few seconds and
  • Then divide the dough into two halves, while working with one half cover the other half with cling wrap n refrigerate until use.
  • Now on a floured surface, roll the dough using rolljng pin to10" circle, like we do for chapathi/rotis.
  • Then using pizza cutter or knife cut less than 1" vertical strips7-8 stripes.
  • Pick one stripe, roll the strip n stretch well n make knot as soon in the above pic or click here to watch a video on making garlic knot.
  • Once done making knots, brush knots with olive oil or melted butter and cover loosely with plastic wrap or cloth.
  • Allow to proof for 30-40 minutes.
  • At the end of proofing time, preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Then bake the knots for 12-15 minutes or until light golden bown.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a sauce pan, fry garlic till crisp n golden brown and add chillies n cilantro. Stir well.
  • As soon as the knots are done, brush with garlic butter or simply toss the knots with warm garlic butter.
  • Thats' it . Serve warm.

Notes:
Adding garlic powder, oregano n italian seasoning is optional but sure it gives u nice flavor.
Instead of butter u can also use olive oil for entire recipe.
I baked my knots at 375 F for about 17 minutes.

Sending this to Vardhini's Bake Fest # 17 Happening @ A Homemaker's Diary and to Nithu's Event - Healthy Foods for Kids ~ Italian Dishes Happening at Nivedhanam.
And to Carole's Chatter - Food On Friday:Go For Garlic


48 comments:

  1. Looks superb and I am planning to do this when I find time :) super clicks too Sangee

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  2. wow perfect with that marinara sauce. my kids are asking me to make garlic bread, would make this instead. lovely clicks too.

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  3. they are such a pleasure to see... looks so soft and so delicious!!
    Sowmya
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  4. delicious...love the flavour of garlic....

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  5. wow....garlic knots looks amazing......

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  6. Kalakitinga akka..clicks supera iruku :) And nice delectable color combs.. I can smell the flavors and aroma here :)

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  7. Those knots are stunning,damn cute and highly aromatic, beautiful captures Sangee.

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  8. oh mine how easy is that...i love breads am sure will give try

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  9. Hey Sangee!
    I admire your baking skills. These look awesome. Photography is equally great :)

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  11. Garlic knots came out nice,looks beautiful and makes me drooling,must be a flavorful one..awesome clicks..

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  12. They look so cute, and definitely very flavorful..

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  13. Beautiful pics and well explained recipe..

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  14. Lovely recipe and you have clicked such nice pics!

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  15. mm anything with garlic i loved it a lot.want some knots sangee,pls pass me some..looks flavourful n yumm!!

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  16. Very cute rolls...thanks for the step by step pics. Makes it very clear how to form the knot.

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  17. beautiful as usual :) like the composition dear..

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  18. Oh wow supero super paaps... apadiye eduthu sapidanum pola iruku... must try this...

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  19. I dig garlic bread... this is such a cute knotty one!

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  20. Wowwww... looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. awesome step by step pics too.. thanks for sharing dear :)

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  21. I have fall in love with your garlic knots.. They looks so yummy..

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  22. wow....garlic knots looks amazing......

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  23. Sangeetha, these look so perfect

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  24. Wonderful garlic knots with refrigerated dough, perfect outcome Sangee

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  25. That's awesome Sangee and as usual nice clicks.

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  26. Lovely!! will give this one a try Sangee :) Love baking garlic breads/buns... time to try knots :)

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  27. These knots look so lovely and soft and would have smelt great i am sure!

    Shobha

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  28. how well you have done this. I am admiring the beauty of it. Nice pics too.

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  29. Loved the knots, u rock sangee :)

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  30. Super clicks sange...knots looks so so beautiful..Bookmarking this dear...

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  31. I want to try this soon
    Love your clicks .
    http://followfoodiee.com/

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  32. lovely knots.. like ur clicks sangee.. seeing it again and again.. :)

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  33. This is an awesome recipe! Love your pictures and explanation. Bookmarking this and I am going to make it soon :)

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  34. Delish! They would be wonderful to go with some soup or stew!

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  35. drool worthy recipe with those lovely clicks..happy to follow you...do visit my blog when you are free..

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  36. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to dishes using garlic. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

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  37. Sangeetha, they look spectacular. Thanks for supporting Food on FRiday: Garlic. Cheers

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  38. hi sangee..........inspired by ur garlic knots!
    check mine out at http://amumsjournal.blogspot.com/2013/04/garlic-knots.html

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  39. Hi Sangee,

    Garlic, Oregano of course it must have smelled good, this garlic knots looks naughty ;)

    Have a good day ahead!

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  40. someone brought us some from a bakery in Newark n.j. with cappicola chopped up in the dough .........I plan to try it they where great

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