Garlic Knots

It’s time for me to bring up a serious discussion on this blog. No more lollipops and butterflies. I’ve moved on to a make it or break it topic, something that divides our household. Here goes.

Are you a dipper or are you not a dipper? You know what I mean…a big bowl of spaghetti joining forces with a piece of garlic bread to soak up the sauce left in your bowl. Garlic bread and sauce are a match made in heaven if you ask me. But if someone else was writing this post (namely Kara) you’d hear something different.

I think dipping bread in sauce and the idea of soggy bread is something you’re either totally into, or totally not. There’s no in between. Kind of like water chestnuts. And coconut.

So for those of you who are totally into it, you must make these knots next time you’re having spaghetti. So good! They’re garlicky and buttery and soft and they’re so yummy right out of the oven. For those of you who are freaked out by the thought of soppy, saucy bread, well you guys are missing out! But still try these knots. Please! You’ll be glad you did.

Here's what you'll need

Start with warm water

Add olive oil

In goes the salt…


And yeast

Whisk this all together

Now slowly add the flour

Make sure everything is combined

Now cover with plastic wrap and set aside

Flour your work surface and roll out the dough

Cut it into strips

Use flour to keep dough from becoming sticky

Now take one piece at a time and roll it into a rope shape

And tie a knot. Over, under and through. Simple as knotting a shoelace.

Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pop 'em in the oven

Meanwhile chop up some fresh parsley and garlic

And melt some butter and oil in a saucepan

Toss in the parsley and garlic

Whisk it all together

Now the butter is perfectly infused. This looks worthy of eating on it's own

Pour the garlic mixture into a bowl

Roll the knots around coating them evenly

Ha! Why is that one so big and awkwardly shaped?!

Great for dipping!