The long weekend is the perfect time to make something that takes a bit more time in the baking department... something bready... something garlicy and something perfectly suited to go with a Labor Day BBQ!
Megan from My Baking Adventures sent over the following recipe for Garlic Knots, adapted from King Arthur Flour. But you can also find the recipe it was adapted from here.
For the Dough:
3 C Bread Flour
1/4 C Milk
1 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Instant Yeast
1 1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 C + 2 tbsp Lukewarm Water
For the Glaze:
2 to 4 Peeled & Crushed Garlic Cloves
2 tbsp Olive Oil or Garlic Oil
In a bowl of a stand mixer combine the dry ingredients together and add the oil & water. Using the paddle attachment or dough hook, mix and knead to form a smooth elastic dough adding additional water or flour as needed. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover it and allow it to rise for about 1 hour until doubled.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a rope about 10 inces long; tie each rope into a knot. Place the knots on lightly greased parchment lined baking sheet, cover and let rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour until they are puffy looking.
Whisk together the garlic, oil and set aside.
Bake knots in a preheated 350F oven for 15/18 minutes, they should be set and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and brush or drizzle with oil. Serve warm.
If you bake along, let me or Megan know so we can see how yours came out. I'm thinking maybe a little parsley or Parmesan in mine ;)