Garlic Butter Rolls

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2.5 cups flour (320 grams)
  • 1.5 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (150 ml)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the garlic butter:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Handful of fresh parsley and dill, chopped
  • Pinch of salt

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl

    Use a wide bowl to mix all your ingredients seamlessly and avoid any spills during kneading.

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

    Precision is key for baking success. Make sure to level off your measurements for accuracy.

  • Baking Sheet

    Opt for a non-stick or lightly greased baking sheet to easily remove the garlic knots.

  • Pastry Brush

    This will help you evenly spread the garlic butter over the knots, making them extra tasty.

  • Small Saucepan

    Perfect for melting butter and infusing it with garlic and herbs.

  • Kitchen Towel

    Covering the dough helps it to rise properly by keeping it warm and preventing it from drying out.

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the Dough

In a large bowl, mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
Add warm water and olive oil. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
Form the dough into a ball, place it in the bowl, and cover with a towel.
Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Step 2

Shape the Rolls

After rising, divide the dough into 4 parts. Shape each part into a 4x4 inch square (10x10 cm) and cut into 4 strips.
Tie each strip into a knot.
Place the knots on a baking sheet, cover with a towel, and let them rise for another 20-30 minutes.

Step 3

Bake the Rolls

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
Brush the knots with a beaten egg.
Bake them for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Step 4

Make the Garlic Butter

While baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan.
Add minced garlic and heat on low for 1 minute.
Add a pinch of salt and chopped herbs, then stir.

Step 5

Finish and Serve

Brush the hot rolls with garlic butter using a brush.
Serve warm.

Servings

Imagine serving these fluffy garlic butter knots at your next gathering—they're perfect for any occasion where scrumptious eats and good company are involved.

For a cozy weeknight dinner, pair these knots with a hearty pasta dish and a fresh salad. The rich garlic butter flavor complements tomato-based sauces beautifully!

If you're hosting a party, these knots make a fantastic appetizer. Just arrange them in a basket with a side of marinara sauce for dipping and watch them disappear!

Feeling indulgent? Drizzle a bit more melted garlic butter over them before serving, and sprinkle some grated Parmesan on top. This extra touch will make them absolutely mouth-watering!

And let's not forget about soups 🥣. A warm bowl of creamy tomato soup paired with these knots is soul-comforting magic you'll want to experience on a chilly day.

**Pro Tip**: These garlic butter knots are best enjoyed warm, right out of the oven. However, they're also great for reheating. Just pop them back in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes, and they'll be as good as new!

Variations

Making gluten-free and vegan versions of these delicious garlic knots is easier than you think! 🌿💚

Gluten-Free Variation: Simply substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Look for a blend that includes xanthan gum, which helps to replicate the elasticity of gluten. Follow the recipe as usual, and you'll have gluten-free garlic butter knots that taste just as amazing!

Vegan Variation: For a vegan-friendly option, use vegan butter in place of regular butter. Additionally, replace the egg wash with a mixture of plant-based milk and a bit of olive oil to give the knots a beautiful golden-brown finish. These substitutions will ensure that everyone at your table can enjoy these delightful knots.

With these small adjustments, everyone can savor the indulgent taste and texture of fluffy garlic butter knots, regardless of dietary preferences!

Faq

  • Why didn't my dough rise?

    The most common reason for dough not rising is using expired yeast or water that is too hot or too cold. Make sure your yeast is active and the water is warm, about 110°F (43°C).

  • Can I make the dough ahead of time?

    Yes, you can make the dough ahead and let it rise in the refrigerator overnight. Just ensure it reaches room temperature before shaping the rolls.

  • Why are my garlic knots not golden brown?

    Ensure you are brushing the knots with a beaten egg before baking. This egg wash helps in achieving a golden-brown crust.

  • Can I freeze these garlic knots?

    Absolutely! Freeze the baked knots in an airtight container. Reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes when ready to serve.

  • How can I make my garlic butter more flavorful?

    Feel free to add ingredients like grated parmesan or a pinch of red chili flakes to your garlic butter for additional flavor complexity.

  • What can I use instead of fresh parsley and dill?

    Dried herbs can work in a pinch, though fresh herbs are preferred for the best flavor. If using dried herbs, reduce the quantity by half.

Nutrition facts

Garlic Butter Rolls
Recipe Yield:16 garlic butter rolls
Calories:Calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):85 - 100
Total Fat:4.5g
Saturated Fat:2.5g
Protein:2.5g
Total Carbohydrate:12g
Total Sugars:1g