Soft Garlic Knots

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I’ve been craving nice homemade rolls for quite some time.

The instant I saw the recipe for these heavenly Soft Garlic Knots over at AnniesEats I knew my fate was sealed.

With the recipe as flawless as this one, everything went perfectly.

Oh, and yes, there’s yeast. Please, don’t let that fact scare you off. The yeast in this recipe is nothing more than one of a few ingredients that creates the dough and that’s it. The magic will happen by itself, dear friends, there are no special tricks of trade involved.

This is a simple recipe which yields amazing results.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, ingredients

In case you really need to have these knots too, of which I am just sure, here are the ingredients.

 

 

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, place the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir them to combine

These knots can be kneaded in an electric mixer or simply just by hand. That really depends on your decision.

1. To start, place the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, yeast and salt) into a bowl and stir them to combine.

2. Then add the wet ingredients (olive oil, milk and water) and stir again just to combine.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, using the dough attachment of your electric mixer, mix the dough for about 8 minutes

3. Now, using the dough attachment of your electric mixer, mix the dough for about 8 minutes.

If you want to do this by hand, the process will last a little longer.

What we are going for here is a smooth and elastic dough.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn once to coat…

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, cover with plastic wrap

…and cover with a plastic wrap.

5. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and divide the dough

6. Turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and divide it into 8 equal pieces.

To do that I used a knife. I first divided the dough into halves. Then I cut each half into halves again so I had 4 pieces. And finally I cut each piece into halves again which resulted in 8 equal pieces.

 

7. Use the palms of your hands to roll each ball into a 10-inch (26 cm) long rope.

If the dough is too sticky then use a little flour to dust it with. The ropes can’t be sticky because you wouldn’t be able to form the knots.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, tie the rope into a knot, let rise

8. Now tie the rope into a knot.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

9. Take the end lying underneath the knot and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center and take the end lying over the knot and tuck it underneath and into the center.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, transfer the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel

10. Transfer the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel.

 

11. Let the knots rise for another 45 minutes.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, prepare the glaze, melt the butter and press the garlic into it

12. In the meantime you can prepare the glaze.

Melt the butter (microwave is perfectly okay) and press the garlic into it.

Instead of pressing the garlic through the press you can just mince it finely.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, glaze, add dried oregano

13. Add the dried oregano…

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, mix the glaze

14. …and mix it all together.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

15. When your knots are nice and puffy…

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, brush the glaze onto them

…brush the glaze onto them.

 

 

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns, bake

16. Place the knots into a preheated oven (350 °F – 175 °C) and bake for about 15-18 minutes.

This will smell like heaven, I’m telling you.

It’s amazing!

Your neighbors will come knocking on your door begging for the recipe.

oft garlic knots recipe with step by step pictures, soft buns, homemade buns

These cuties taste best when still a little warm.

They perfectly accompany a delicious soup, or, when I think about it, they perfectly accompany just anything.

Enjoy, dear friends!

75 thoughts on “Soft Garlic Knots

  1. Woow, this is my favourite food blog. And it has a very nice name 🙂 Everytime you publish a new recipe, I can’t wait to try it myself.

    This knots (like everything else on this blog) look absolutely wonderful. I just love your recipes, your writing and your pictures. Don’t stop! 😀

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  3. Love your food blog. Am from UAE and a regular at your site. Thanks for the tips on food photography…. greatly appreciated. Am surely gonna try these yummy Garlic Knots

  4. Looks delish! I’m wondering if I could successfully veganize these lovely breads. Hmmm. I think I will be trying very soon. Thank you for sharing!

  5. hey I dont have bread flour but have plain and self raising flour .. would they do fine too? Im so looking forward to make these for tea late at night .. hehe see if i can get ur reply by evening.. I’ll try it tonight 🙂

  6. My knots are in the oven!! They look delicious, thank you SO much for the recipe.
    I’ll share it on my blog tomorrow and link back to you, if you don’t mind!
    Cheers
    J.

  7. I made these tonight, OMG!! They are so good and my husband loved them. And they were so easy, Foolproof! I just wanted you to know how successful they were. thank you so much.

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  9. hi there! just wanted to let you know we featured this post under “Favorite Food Photos” on the FoodPress.com home page today. that top photo make me want to run to the kitchen and make these right away! good job…thanks! jane

  10. I saw this recipe and of course the pictures and I had to try it … immediately 🙂 They worked out very well thanks very much. Hope you don’t mind, I blogged about them and linked it with you…!

  11. This recipe looks great! I’d love to try it this week and blog about it, full credit to you for the recipe of course!
    Would that be okay?

  12. Hey…I have just joined wordpress and stumbled on your blog!! Just wanted to tell you I love cooking but never tried baking and never found it interesting but the look of your Garlic Knots made me change my mind..and now I desperately waiting for the weekend…to follow your act.
    So before I close..you are doing a GREAT job and love your blog….it’s just so well written and structured I am highly impressed..Best wishes for your work:)
    Anjali..the dreamer;-)

  13. Beautiful, and I can practically taste them already. (Why do I torture myself looking at recipes before lunch??)

    Thanks for the great post. Annie’s Eats has some solid stuff on there, but I always like seeing other bloggers dress up extra photos and give their own experiences. 🙂

    Nicely done, from one food blogger to another! 🙂

  14. Thanks for the great instructions.

    I just made them with a great fettuccine and the rolls were great.

    My boyfriend didn’t like them though because he’s used to more gooey rolls like the ones we had in college.

    Well, what does he know?

    I liked the crunchy outside.

    Thanks again!

  15. He preparado estos panecillos estan buenisimos!He conocido este blog por medio de el de Estefania…..me encantan tus recetas y fotografias son divinas!
    Besets.

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  17. I tried making these. It was my first time making garlic knots. They came out absolutely perfect. My family is dieing for more! Thank you so much for your recipe it was very clear and the garlic knots came out so pretty.

  18. These knots are a pretty sweet way to start the year. They came out perfectly and my kitchen smells like an Italian ‘nonna’ came to visit me.

    Loved it!

  19. Ive made these twice and both times they get really sticky in the second rise and stick to the cloth I covered them with. When I pull it off, they fall. Despite this, they’re still yummy. What am I missing? I would like them to look like yours do.
    Thanks!

  20. This is the first time that I have logged on to this blog but I found it very interesting and informative, well done.

  21. I just made these soft knots … and they came out superb ….. so soft … my baby liked them tooo and want to eat more..:)

  22. I tried this bun recipe for my family when I made them supper. They were amazed at how delicious these buns were that they weren’t too concerned about the rest of the meal lol! I added a little extra garlic but besides that the recipe was extremely easy to follow thank-you! My family constantly asks now if I can make this bun recipe for them more often.

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  24. Hey petra,
    I tried soft garlic knots at home and they were yumm!! 🙂 It was really easy to make thanks to your picture by picture depiction of recipe. And I made bread at my home for the first time and it turned out to be a very nice dish. Everyone was so happy.
    please keep posting such easy and great recipes. I have become your fan! 🙂

    Thanks.

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  26. You make your recipes sound so simple and fun too…and they really are! Please keep posting more recipes, esp. easy to prepare viands too for working moms like me. Thank you 🙂

  27. I have never made bread at home; but you make it sound so easy and your instructions a
    are so explicit and friendly. Am going to try them and let you know how I fared…
    Thanks . Your recipes all look delicious and must be so am sure.

    Lorna

  28. I don’t know what I did wrong, but mine did not turn out right at all. I looked back and the ingredients to make sure I didn’t miss something, but my dough was more wet than doughy so I did add more flour, even then after rising, it was way sticky and added more flour as I rolled. I make bread all the time and cannot figure what I did wrong. I even had to cook them a lot longer.
    I think I will try again cause I would really like to have these rolls! Anyway, it looks like other comments indicated that overall people were successful with this recipe.
    Thanks!

    • ok, I have these rising now. I used the metric recipe version and ended up with about 3 1/2 cups of flour instead of 3 and a little more milk (1/3 cup) and I have to say this is looking more like it is going to be more successful!
      Had to try it again, we are having spaghetti for supper! 🙂

  29. Where can i find the full recipe with measurements? It just says to mix flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and butter together but how much? And what kind of flour do you use? Bread flour?

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