|No, your eyes do not deceive you - I cannot tell a lie, I ate the missing knot before this photo was taken. I had to try it to make sure they were good before I blogged it. I did it for you :)|
or not.... not everyone likes garlic bread in this house we have a few purists on site!
This was an experiment that went WAY right tonight - I got lots of accolades and since I get very few around here when it comes to dinner (several picky children eaters) I'll take what I can get!
First up, I made the pizza dough (linked) I've posted a few days ago. When it was nice and properly risen, I rolled it out onto a large cutting board in a rectangular shape and cut them into 3/4 inch strips and then cut those strips in half horizontally with a pizza cutter - yielding around 12 strips approximately 6-8 inches long.
I tied the strips very literally into a knot and tucked around the edges to make a little bun. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam and place your cute little knot on the sheet. Repeat this process 11 or so times. Cover with a clean dish towel and set out of the way for one more rise for about 30 minutes ought to do it.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush the knots with a little egg wash if you are feeling fancy, it will make them a lovely and golden. I also cracked a little sea salt over the top of them. Bake in the oven uncovered for 12-15 minutes.
In a separate pan I melted 2 tbsp of butter, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2-3 minced cloves of garlic and cooked on the stove stop careful not to brown it up.
The pizza place we like to go to puts the knots in a bowl and pours the garlic butter all over them. They are messy and so delicious you can't believe it. I served my garlic butter on the side for both calorie control and also because 3 out of 4 kids hate garlic bread. Go figure! The rolls were perfect - nice and crusty on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside.
Will DEFINITELY make these again! xo, Brie