These quick and easy Parmesan Garlic Knots are a perfect alternative to standard rolls at the dinner table. Great with olive oil or dipped in gravy!
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I am truly sorry. It seems like life has gotten pretty busy lately. I do have some good news as to why I’ve been so busy!! No, no… it’s not what you’re thinking… I’m not getting married or having a baby! I finally found me a job (away from the farm) working for the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). I mean how perfect is that right?! It’s nice being away from the farm for awhile during the day, but man I don’t get anything accomplished after work; especially with this time change and it’s dark by 5:30… and then what happens I end up just going to bed because I’m tired. Ugh. I’m a bad blogger I know. Don’t leave me though 🙁 I promise I’m going to try and get better at it!
So what better way to jump back into blogging than with my first post with the new Bread Bakers group! The Bread Bakers have been around for a couple months now, but I’ve just been so busy I haven’t had time… which really saddens me because I love homemade bread and well I had actually forgot how easy it is to make bread. It’s okay though…. I’m back on the bread making wagon now 🙂
This month our theme is Thanksgiving breads. I know, I know my Parmesan Garlic Knots are not your “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner rolls, but I wanted to think a little outside of the box. I’m not known for serving up the same thing time and time again, which by the way my mother hates! I don’t know.. maybe it’s because there’s over a gazillion recipes out there and more still developing and I just don’t have time to make the same thing over and over again. I like variety! I guess that’s why I went with these Parmesan Garlic Knots. They’re perfect for just nibbling on at the table while you’re impatiently waiting for the turkey to get done and then they’re also perfect for soaking up that delicious turkey gravy that ran out of your mashed potato pond… I’m not the only one who makes a mashed potato pond, right!?
These little “double the bite-sized” knots are slathered in a Parmesan garlic olive oil and then baked to a golden brown. What could get better than that?? Well… maybe if I had that big juicy bird setting on the table right now to go a long with them! Anyway… don’t fall victim to the same ol’ same ol’ dinner rolls on the table for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner… try out these Parmesan Garlic Knots… and I know there’s even more options to choose from when you go and visit the rest of the Bread Baker Bloggers!
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon active or instant yeast (1 package)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Parmesan Garlic Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- In a mixing bowl, fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm water.
- Let stand about 3 minutes.
- Gradually add the flour, mixing until dough forms a ball.
- Remove from bowl and knead until smooth.
- In another bowl, slightly oil the inside to allow easy removal of the dough.
- Place dough in bowl and cover, allowing to double in size, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix all of the Parmesan Garlic Oil ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
- Once dough has doubled in size, dump onto a floured surface and lightly flour the top.
- Roll dough into a square (10x10" works well).
- Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough in half down the middle.
- Next, cut the dough in strips 1" wide for smaller knots and 2" wide for larger knots, continuing until you have used all the dough.
- I like to roll my dough in a rope and then fold like a pretzel, taking both ends and meeting in the middle of the "loop".
- Place on a greased cookie sheet.
- Rub the Parmesan Garlic Oil over each knot.
- Bake at 350* for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove and serve!
- **Depending on your location you may need to adjust the moisture in the dough when proofing by adding more flour or more water**
- **Bake time will also need adjusted for altitude**
Check them out!! 20+ Thanksgiving themed breads perfect for your big day!
- Brown Butter Sage Biscuits by Sophia at Sweet Cinnamon & Honey
- Butterflake Rolls by Anshie at Spice Roots
- Buttermilk Rolls by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Cast Iron Parker House Rolls by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
- Cheese & Mustard Pull Apart Bread by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas
- Classic Anise Dinner Rolls by Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Crusty French Bread Rolls by Robin at A Shaggy Dough Story
- Gruyère Gougères by Nicole at The 2nd 35 Years
- No Knead Dinner Rolls by Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Parker House Rolls by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Parmesan Garlic Knots by Lauren at From Gate to Plate
- Pumpkin and Rosemary Bread by Rocío at kids&chic
- Pumpkin Pani Popo by Kelly at Passion Kneaded
- Pumpkin, Sage & Cheddar Pull Apart Rolls by Mireille at Chef Mireille’s East West Realm
- Overnight Rosemary Rolls by Holly at A Baker’s House
- Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Sourdough Cornbread Rolls with Sage by Karen at Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Sweet Potato Rolls by Cindy at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Tomato Herb Loaves by Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Zopf – Braided Swiss Milk Bread by Carola at En la Cocina de Caro
Are you a bread loving blogger as well?! Well here’s how to join… #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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