How to Make Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots Recipe Source: American Test Kitchen
Ingredients: Serve 12 knots
10 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon water, plus ¾ cup water, heated to 110 degrees
1 1/8 teaspoons instant or rapid rise yeast
2 cups (10 ounces ) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200 degrees. When oven reaches 200 degrees, turn it off. Grease large bowl.

Cook garlic, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 teaspoon water in 8 inch nonstick skillet over low heat, stirring occasionally, until garlic is straw-colored, 8 to 10 minutes. Add remaining 5 tablespoon butter, stirring until melted. Let stand for 10 minutes off heat. Strain garlic butter through fine mesh strainer into bowl; reserve garlic solids.

Whisk together remaining ¾ cup water. 1 tablespoon garlic butter, reserved garlic solids, and yeast in liquid measuring cup until yeast dissolves. Using stand mixer fitted with dough hook, mix flour and salt together until combined. With mixer on low speed, add water mixture in steady stream and mix until dough comes together, about 1 minutes. Increase speed to medium and knead until dough is smooth and comes away from sides of bowl, about 6 minutes. Turn dough out onto counter and knead briefly to form smooth, cohesive ball. Transfer dough to prepared bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap doubled in size, 40 to 50 minutes.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Punch down dough on lightly floured counter. Roll dough into 12 by 6 inch rectangle and cut into twelve 6 inch strips. With flat hands, roll each strip into 12 inch ropes and tie ropes into knots, tucking tails. Place on prepared baking sheet. (Shaped knots can be refrigerated, covered with plastic, for up to 24 hours. To finish, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 200 degrees and turn off. Proceed with recipe)

Cover knots loosely with plastic and return to turned off oven until doubled in size, about 20 minutes. Remove knots from oven and discard plastic. Heat oven to 500 degrees. Return knots to oven and bake until set, about 5 minutes. Remove knots from oven and brush with 2 tablespoons more garlic butter. Rotate baking sheet, return to oven, and bake until golden, about 5 minutes. Brush knots with remaining garlic butter and cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Serve warm. End.
How to Make Garlic Knots

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