Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Garlic Knots

How long has it been since I posted anything ... If you ask me why the answer is plain and simple... I was utterly bored or ridiculously busy most days. Trust me nobody wants to read the post that I write on those days. 

But today I feel so free and liberated from all the nightmares... Yes Nightmares...Moving apartment is a nightmare, UNPACKING & ORGANIZING !!! doubles the Nightmare !!! Now throw in some heavy assignments and project from the class...Dang!!! Nightmares goes up exponentially.  But now it sort of look like home...everything out of the boxes and organized in to its own places. Everything at home looks happy to have a place of its own...:)

While I enjoy my spring break I decided to inaugurate the oven with these fragrant garlic knots... With spring still fighting with winter, the warmth from the baking was kinda my kick back to the winter...

The recipe credit goes to White on Rice Couple, the only thing I changed is the garlic coating...

Make the dough as per the recipe and instructions. Let it rise.

To check if the dough has risen enough, give a small poke. If the dip stays, it had risen enough. If it bounce back then it needs to rise more. 

Roll the dough into a big rectangle, cut that in to thin strips. Take each strip and create knots. Set that aside on a baking tray. Make sure to leave space {which I didn't ..:(} in between, these are going to rise a lot.

Let the knots rise till it is double the size.

Give the garlic coating and off it goes into the oven. Bake at 400F for 10-12 min or till a light brown crust is formed.
For the Garlic knots : Read WhiteOnRiceCouple

Garlic coating : 
Olive oil         - 2 tbsp
Garlic pods     - 3, Crushed 
Red chili flakes - 1 tsp
Dried herbs - a pinch (I used oregano and basil)

These hot little buns were a joy to indulge.. To those who like baking and like eating things with garlic flavor then this is exactly what are you are looking for.


  1. FantastiQ knots...:)...and superb pics with great explanations...This is going to be next item on my list..:)

  2. Lovely Garlic knots...

  3. Brilliant shots usual, i hsu dsay!....And yeah, about indeed is a night mare....i shifted last october and just the boxes for emptied just a month ago!But i shifted thrice in the past 1 n half year...:(...i hope to stay at this place for sometime now!

  4. These rolls look lovely Ann! Hope you are now relaxed and bounced back with energy. Shifting is a tedious work. Take care.

  5. Fantastic and beautiful knots... thats a killer recipe.. loved the pics... :)

  6. Looks awesome...Love to have one spicy knot!!Briliiant shots:-)

  7. give me - oh give me , hot off the oven - the garlic flavors pervade my senses - Lovely lovely pics :)

  8. i once tried these and screwed up royally..couldnt knot it for nuts hehe
    love the pics

  9. Welcome back Ann:) I can imagine how exciting and at the same time cumbersome these moves can get.I am glad & happy that you have settled in now:) These garlic knots are a proof,when baking one requires to be in complete unison and at peace with one's surroundings.Your perfect garlic knots are screaming that loud & clear:)Now I have said very good things,be good and pass me the plate ;)

  10. WOW!! Fabulous clicks, Ann..These garlic knots look perfect!!

  11. Hope you sort it out soon. The photography is absolutely fabulous the garlic knots look sensational. In the past I've made something similar with minced onions, but these look wonderful, all the more appealing with the images. Thank You.

  12. What gorgeous rolls! They look magnificent.



  13. Pungent and pillowy -- everything you want in garlic bread and more. I bet nobody can eat just one, either. ;)

  14. Great job on the knots! Can't wait to try them out!


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