Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Buttery Garlic Knots #BreadBakers

  The theme for this month’s bread is Garlic as given by Karen of Karen's Kitchen stories. As the National Garlic Day falls on April 19 . I immediately decided to make this garlic knots as these were in my wishlist.

   Garlic Knots are a type of garlic bread found primarily in Pizzerias around Newyork City and the surrounding regions. They were developed in 1973 by Amir Zamani , in ozone Park Queens , as a way to make use of pizza dough scrap.

  The dough is rolled  and then pulled into small , tight overhand knots , and pre-baked in a pizza oven ( authentically , at temperature of 700*F or higher ) . The knots are then dipped in or brushed with a mix of oil , parmesan cheese and crushed garlic . variations can include finely chopped parsley , dried oregano or black pepper . Before serving , garlic knots are baked a second time and may be accompanied with marinara sauce.

  These are the least expensive items in pizzeria , about 3 nos for a USD.
 We can use store bought pizza dough to make these knots. I make use of all of my pizza dough , so there is no scrap dough left . I made the dough to make these flavourful cuties…….

Requirements :

For dough :

2 cup all purpose flour 

1 cup warm water ( 105 * - 115* F )

2+ ½ tsp Instant yeast

1 tbs butter

 1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar 

Garlic –Butter Coating :

5 tbs unsalted butter

 6 cloves garlic ( minced )

4 tbs chopped cilantro / Parsley 

Method :

For making dough : 

  In a large bowl , add the flour , yeast ,  salt , sugar  and combine well.

 Add in the warm water to the flour mixture and mix well with a wooden spatula . Knead well for 10 minutes to form a soft and smooth dough.

 Shape the dough into ball and coat with oil. Place the dough in a bowl and wrap with  the cling form .

Let it double in size . It takes around 1- 2 hour.

When the dough is doubled , take out the dough and divide into equal parts.

Divide the half part of the dough again into two half and flatten one half with the rolling pin into rectangle of about 5 inches long ½ inch thick .

 Slice the dough into strips of about 1 inch wide and 5 inch in length. 

Take a piece at a time , roll each strip on the kitchen counter by dusting flour.

Twist the strip and bring it around and pull the one end through it  - Knot is made . Arrange the prepared knots on the baking tray with the space for doubling.

Brush each knot with the melted butter and let it double for 90 minutes.  Bake on the preheated oven for 15 minutes @ 200*C or until nicely brown in colour.  Let the bread to cool down for five minutes.

Garlic Butter :

Melt the butter in a sauce pan , add in the minced garlic and fry for 2 minutes on medium flame.

Add in the salt and cilantro to the butter mixture  , take off flame. Apply this garlic butter on each bread knots with the pastry brush and serve immediately.

We liked it at room temperature too . Buttery Garlic Knots are ready to be served.

Notes :

They usually add parsley , I used coriander leaves.

Usually these garlic knots are served along with marinara sauce.

Serve by sprinkling red pepper powder.

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    1. This would make such a yummy snack! Gorgeously baked.

      Harshita's Kitchen

    2. Oh my gosh, I could just pop a couple of these rolls right in my mouth and be perfectly happy! They sound delicious and look drool worthy!

    3. I like the history behind the knots. Yours look so good. Lovely choice for garlic!

    4. They are such cuties!!! I can't wait to try making them!

    5. I see what I'm making with extra pizza dough next time.

    6. Delicious and thanks for the history lesson. I love the things I learn being part of blogging groups.

    7. These would even make a great snack!

    8. I love ordering garlic knots from our local pizza place. This will be great to try at home.

    9. Garlic knots look so yummy. Have to bake these some day and serve with marinara sauce... And make a meal out of it.

    10. Your garlic knots look absolutely delightful Saraniya!! I bet they taste better than the store bought ones! Kids will love these :)

    11. How yummy would these be dipped in a delicious pasta dish, they look great!

    12. Your garlic knots look so cute and absolutely delicious.