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Garlic Knots

I recently posted about a super easy Ravioli Lasagna, which is what inspired this delicious post. What goes better with lasagna than garlic bread?? Honestly, I don’t even need an excuse to talk about garlic bread, especially these delectable little morsels. These garlic knots have a chewy texture with a good crust on the outside and soft in the middle. The garlic butter combination that covers the top is literally the icing on the cake or the garlic knot in this instance.

So, what could possibly make this dough any better?! Well, for starters, it’s only three ingredients! What? Three ingredients? I know, I know! It seems impossible, but I haven’t even mentioned the best part! Not only is the dough three ingredients, but the uses for this dough are endless! You can use this dough to make garlic knots, bagels, pizzas, naan, just to name a few! You might even see a bagel post in the near future…!

Here’s what I love about this dough: because this dough is only three ingredients, you can put whatever spin on it you want! Want to use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour? Go for it! Want to use self-rising flour, and make this a two-ingredient recipe? Totally! This is such a fun dough to make, you are going to want to make these every day of the week!

Ingredients:

2 cups of flour

4 teaspoons of baking powder

2 cups of fat-free Greek yogurt, drained of all extra liquid

1 and a half teaspoons of salt

Garlic butter sauce:

3 tablespoons of butter

4 cloves of garlic, grated or minced

2 tablespoons of parmesan

1 tablespoon of parsley, for garnish

To begin, add the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine. Then, add in the yogurt, and begin to mix together. This will start off as a very shaggy dough, and you may not think it will come together, but I promise it will! Once it’s semi-combined, pour onto a flat service and knead to combine. It took me about 10-15 minutes to get it fully combined to form into a circular disk. Cut into 8 triangles, and then divide those 8 triangles in half to get 16 balls of dough. Roll out into a thin log and tie into a knot. You can feel free to shape these however you want! I like the knots here because I feel like there are more crevices to hold all the garlic buttery deliciousness!

Then, in the microwave, melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. While the butter is melting, chop up some parsley. Into the butter, using a zester, grate the 4 cloves of garlic and add most of the parsley, leaving some behind for garnish. I highly recommend using a zester for this, although you have to be careful towards the end of the clove. If you are very talented at using a knife, you may be able to mince them very finely. You don’t want to have too big of chunks of garlic because garlic can burn very easily, and no one wants that.

Spread the butter mixture generously on top of each knot. Then, grate over a little sprinkling of parmesan.

Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for about 18-25 minutes. Be sure to check on them throughout the baking process to make sure they are golden brown and puffed!

Lastly, garnish with a little sprinkle of parsley and dive right in!

Knead the dough for about 15 minutes, and then form into a circular disk.
Cut into 8 triangles and divide them in half.
16 delicious dough balls!
Roll one dough ball into a thin strip, kind of like if you were making a snake out of playdough.
Bring the two ends together to tie into a knot.
Tuck the bottom ends under the knot. This part is optional, but I think it looks more twisty this way!
Make sure to leave a little bit of space between the garlic knots because they will puff up in the oven!

These little garlic knots are so delicious! I love them so much! This recipe is one that you will definitely want to save! It’s so easy to double or triple! I hope you enjoy!

-Holly Michelle

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