Soft Garlic Knots

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

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!

70 Responses to Soft Garlic Knots

  1. 51
    Drashti says:

    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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    may says:

    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 :)

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    Lorna Wade says:

    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

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    tracy says:

    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!

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      tracy says:

      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! :)

  9. 59
    Monique says:

    Would I be able to sub the olive oil with butter? I really want to make this but hubby is allergic to olive oil and olives

    • 59.1
      tracy says:

      I would think you could substitute the olive oil with butter. Just allow it to soften. Let us know how it turns out!

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