It is so easy to make these Easy Homemade Garlic Knots from scratch! All you need are a few simple ingredients and you’ll have these garlic knots in no time. Soft, garlicky, and so flavorful, these easy garlic knots are my go-to side dish!
3tablespoonsparmesan cheesegrated, to garnish (optional)
In a stand mixing bowl, add the lukewarm water, sugar and yeast, let it sit for 5 minutes.
Add in the olive oil, salt, garlic powder and whisk it. Slowly add in the flour in batches and beat on low speed for 2-3 minutes until all the flour is fully incorporated. Increase the speed to low - medium and beat the dough for 4-5 minutes until the dough turns soft and smooth.
Lightly grease the bowl and dough and cover with a kitchen towel. Place the bowl in a warm place for 1-2 hours and allow the dough to rise almost double in size.
When the dough is ready, sprinkle the flour on a work surface and transfer the dough. Punch it down and shape the dough to a rectangular log.
Using a knife slice and divide the dough to 12-16 equal strips. Roll each strip to a long rope and tie each into knots and duck the two ends underneath the knots.
Repeat the same with the remaining strips and place the prepared knots on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover them with a kitchen towel and place them in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Meanwhile, in a microwave safe medium bowl; melt the butter. Once the butter is melted add in the garlic, oregano, parsley, basil and salt.
Brush on the prepared topping mixture over the risen knots. Reserve some of the butter topping to use later.
Bake the garlic knots for about 25-30 minutes until light golden on top.
Once the knots are out from the oven, brush them with the remaining butter. Sprinkle it with parmesan cheese and parsley.
Serve the garlic knots with marinara sauce and enjoy.
You can knead the dough by hand if you do not have a stand mixer. It can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to knead the dough by hand.
Be sure to check the expiry date of your yeast. Whenever there is an issue with the dough rising, it’s usually an issue with the yeast.
If your house is not warm enough for your dough to rise, you can let the dough rise inside an OFF oven with the oven light turned on.
100°–110°F is the ideal temperature for blooming the yeast. Do not let the water get too hot as it’ll kill the yeast and if it’s not warm enough, the yeast won’t activate.
Use unsalted butter and add salt to taste this way you can adjust the salt to your liking. Some salted butters can be very salty depending on the brand.
You can use Italian Seasoning in place of dried basil, parsley, and oregano.
Try to shape the knots as similarly as possible so they bake evenly.