When I came across this recipe, I knew that I had to try it immediately and this is the most amazing soft rolls eventhough I used whole wheat flour, yummm. I love garlic bread and this is sort of turning the whole wheat pizza dough into garlic knots..The dough was a little sticky . Although nothing beats kneading bread by hands, some dough are super sticky and its easier to be done in a bread machine.
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour ( I used approximately about 1 1/4 cup flour)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour, fine grind
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
For the garlic mixture
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Note : This dough can also be made as pizza dough. Instead of cutting into strips, roll out into a circle and top with marinara sauce and topping.
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar with warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast is frothy. That means it’s alive and ready to go.
In a large bowl, whisk together flours and salt. Create a small well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in the yeasty water and add oil. With a fork, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. If the dough is too sticky, add more all-purpose flour. Dough should be slightly sticky, but not stick to your hands too much.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Flip the dough over to coat the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel, and leave to rest in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour, or until the dough is doubled in size. At this point, you can make the garlic knots, or let the dough rise in the refrigerator overnight. Just bring the dough to room temperature before rolling it out.
When ready to prepare the garlic knots, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 10-inch by 10-inch square. Roughly…. Use a pizza cutter to slice 10 1-inch stripes. Tie a knot in the center of the dough, and wrap the ends under and around the knot. This doesn’t have to be perfect either… just make sure that the dough is all tucked into itself. Cover with clean kitchen towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
Place racks in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place dough knots on prepared baking sheets and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown.
While bread bakes, in a large bowl whisk together minced garlic, butter, olive oil, parsley and salt. When rolls come out of the oven, immediately toss them in the garlic butter mixture. Toss until coated and remove from the butter bowl. Serve rolls warm.