I feel Baking is Therapeutic. I usually bake on weekends. The whole house is filled with the aroma of fresh bread and buns. My Kids love to eat buns/breads and Garlic knots as soon as it is out from the Oven.
A smile on their face while I remove the baking tray from oven is what makes my day.
This is one of the easiest recipes for Garlic Knots.
Recipe for Garlic Knots.
3 Cups Maida/ All Purpose Flour/Bread Flour
7 Gms – active dry yeast
1 Ttbsp granulated sugar
¼ Tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
60 Ml milk
1 cup + 2 tbsp lukewarm water
4 cloves garlic grated/Minced
4 Tbsp salted butter, melted
1 Tsp dried oregano
1 Tsp Dried Italian Herbs
Mix the sugar, yeast and warm water and let the yeast proof for 10 minutes.
Combine the flour, yeast mixture, salt, extra virgin olive oil and milk in the bowl and knead until the dough for 20 to 25 Mins. The dough should stretch and not break. Make it into a ball and let it proof in a greased bowl covered with a clean kitchen towel for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Divide the dough into 8 parts and shape them into knots ( by rolling the dough into 8 long ropes. Tie a knot in the centre , then fold the rope underlying the knot over the top, and fold the rope overlying underneath and secure it in the centre ).
Let the knots rise on a baking tray covered with baking paper for another 45 minutes. In the meantime, melt the butter and combine it with grated or minced garlic, oregano and Italian Herbs.
Just before baking, gently brush the garlic and herb butter over the knots. Place the Baking tray in a Pre heated Oven and bake it 200C for 35 Mins.
Yummy Garlic Knots are ready.