These garlic knots are so easy to make, you’ll make them several times a week!
Easy Garlic Knots: The Dough Is The Secret
You won’t believe it, but this very versatile dough has only 2 basic ingredients and ones you may already have on hand.
All you need is plain Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. OK, maybe you don’t have self-rising flour on hand, especially if you live north of the Mason-Dixon line. However it’s really easy to make from plain all-purpose flour. I’m pretty sure you have baking powder and salt on hand and that’s all you need to make this dough.
Just add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt to 1 cup of all purpose flour and whisk it very well to combine. Presto, self-rising flour!
Shaping The Rolls
Knots come in many different shapes from fancy to basic.
First you make ropes about 12-inches long. For a basic knot, start like you’re tying your shoes, then tuck the free ends of the rope through the center hole. That’s easy peasy.
I choose to make a Celtic-type knot. That starts out like the basic knot only you wrap one end of the rope over the circle you made by starting out with the basic tie, then wrap the other end over the circle on the opposite sides.
This may be a little hard to follow just from reading the above instructions, but there are literally loads of videos showing you how to do this on Youtube. Look at a few videos then decide on the style you like and use it.
The mixture you brush on the rolls is a garlic lover’s dream!
You can use more garlic if you like and the same applies if you want to use less if you’re not in love with an intense garlic flavor.
Whatever amount you decide to use, make sure you mince the garlic very fine so it’s easy to brush on the rolls. In a pinch, you could use a teaspoon of garlic powder or garlic salt if you have no fresh on hand. Dehydrated parsley can also be substituted if you have no fresh, but fresh is definitely better!
- 1 ¾ cups self-rising flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- In a large bowl, mix the self-rising flour and greek yogurt until it comes together to form a ball.
- Transfer the dough ball to a lightly floured work surface and use your hands to begin flattening and shaping the rough into a roughly 8-inch disk.
- Using a long-blade knife, cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
- One at a time, roll each piece out into a roughly 12 inchlog and set aside.
- Transfer the dough logs to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and shape individual knots. Repeat with remaining logs.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, parsley, and salt.
- Brush each knot with garlic oil mixture.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until the garlic knots have begun to turn golden brown.
*Adapted from TastyYum