On to today's recipe! I got this one from a friend.
Soft Garlic Knots
10" dutch oven
3 cups bread flour
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. instant yeast
1¼ tsp. salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup milk
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. lukewarm water
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. melted butter
½ tsp. Italian seasoning
To make the dough, in a bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add the olive oil, milk and water. Mix until ingredients have formed a dough. Mix by hand or on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn once to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 10-inch long rope and tie into a knot. Take the end lying underneath the knot and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center. Take the end lying over the knot and tuck it underneath and into the center. Transfer shaped rolls to a baking stone, or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 45 minutes, until puffy.
To make the glaze, finely mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. Mix with the melted butter and Italian seasoning.
Brush the glaze onto the shaped rolls. Preheat your dutch oven lid and then bake at 350° until set and lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
The Finished Product
Yum! Yum! Yum! These are really soft and delicious. I even rushed them and didn't let them rise long enough and they still turned out great. The garlic flavor is light and they are perfect with a soup or an Italian dish. I'll be making these again. Grade A.