Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade bread is the answer. Garlic bread is a favourite with many dinners and can be made using different kinds of bread. The traditional method uses a long, thin loaf of bread such as a baguette or a crusty Italian bread equivalent. Garlic bread usually accompanies pasta and soups bit can also be eaten with seafood and other foods where its rich flavour adds to the dining experience.
Garlic made from scratch, no-knead brushed with a mixture of butter, garlic and parsley; it is incredibly soft, fluffy and very yummy. This garlic bread is made from scratch so you know what goes into your bread. It is great bread that can serve easily as an accompaniment to any meal if you want to take things really up a notch add more garlic.
Ingredients for the Garlic Knots
- 4 cups of bread flour
- 4 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of yeast
- 3 tablespoon of butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- Chopped scallions
Ingredients for the Garlic Butter
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 cups of unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- Chopped parsley
Instruction for the Garlic Butter
Spoon the batter into a small bowl. Place some of the garlic cloves into the crusher, squeeze the handle tightly down and scrape off the crushed garlic into the bowl, continue with this process until all the garlic has been crushed out completely. Pour in the parsley; add pepper and a pinch of salt if you are using unsalted butter.
Instruction for the Garlic Knots
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Proof the yeast by mixing the yeast and one tablespoon of sugar in warm milk and leave it to froths for 5 minutes.
- Combine the flour, sugar, eggs, salt, melted butter, chopped scallions, proofed yeast and garlic powder; use a wooden spatula and mix the ingredients until everything is mixed well.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place.
- Rub the baking pan with butter and sprinkle flour lightly then tip the pan all around then dump out the excess flour and keep it aside.
- Mix the dough again to remove the trapped air and start shaping your rolls.
- To shape your dough, sprinkle a little flour on each of the dough pieces and roll each piece between your palms to make individual balls. Roll out each ball to a rope; twist each rope into a knot shape and put the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can spray the sheets with cooking spray.
- Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and let the knots prove for 30 minutes.
- Remove the plastic wrap from the baking sheet; brush the surface of the dough with egg wash and bake for 20 minutes, so they become golden brown.
- Carefully remove them from the oven and let them cool a little while you make the garlic butter coating (see recipe above).
- Once you take the bread out of the oven, dip a pastry brush in the garlic butter mixture and brush it over the warm knots.
- Serve the knots immediately or store them in an airtight container once they have cooled.
These flavour bread are coated with melted butter, garlic and parsley before serving. You can quickly make garlic knots by using refrigerated biscuit dough or make yours from scratch. While the garlic knots are best served warm, you can store them for several days in an airtight container. It is a good thing to add garlic to your diet; it has an immense health benefit. It is very important to add salt n your recipe because it helps to make the gluten stronger, in place of parsley for your butter sauce, you can use rosemary or chives.