Garlic Knots and Forgotten Cookies

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Store bought rolls are so boring, and making bread is actually very easy.
 Love finding new recipes to try out on the family and this one was definitely a hit! 
These went well with the Hot and Hearty Cottage Pie I found over at Man Cave Cuisine.

Garlic Knots
2 tablespoons olive oil              30 mL
2 tablespoons butter                 30 g
4 large cloves garlic, chopped     ( used 3 spoonfuls of minced garlic)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil    .54 g (dried only)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes      ( I just used a good pinch)
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar            18 g            
1 1/4 cup warm water (105-110 F    40-46 C)                350 mL
1 1/2 teaspoon salt     7.5 g
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour                149 g

1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk                15 mL

In a small skillet, heat oil and butter over low heat. Add garlic, stirring occasionally until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil and red pepper flakes, remove from heat and let cool completely.

I just threw it all in together

In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.

Stir garlic mixture and salt into yeast mixture. At low speed, beat in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.

On floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, 5-10 minutes, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking.

Love the colors showing through

Place dough in large greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover loosely with damp cloth; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Grease 2 baking sheets. Punch down dough. On a floured surface, divide dough in half then divide each half into 9 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, then tie each rope into a loose knot.

Place rolls 2 inches apart, on prepared baking sheets. Cover again and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400F    204 C. To prepare glaze, mix egg and milk. brush rolls with glaze. Bake rolls until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer rolls to wire racks to cool.

Oh, and you end up with 2 egg whites left from the Hot and Hearty Cottage Pie ……

Forgotten Cookies anyone?
So simple:

Beat 2 egg whites with
1/4 cup of sugar and                        48 g    
2 Tablespoons cocoa                       14 g   
till still peaks form

Drop by spoonfuls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated 200 F  93 C oven for 2 hours. Yummy!

I’ve linked this up at Finding Joy in my Kitchen

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Those garlic knots look so good!

  2. Thanks Carrie, they are and another fun one to do with kids!

  3. Yum! Garlic knots look so delicious!

  4. @overtimecook, these are good and not overly garlicky (not even sure that’s a word but it is now)

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