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Soft Garlic Knots baked

Soft Garlic Knots

Soft Garlic Knots are soft homemade rolls that are twisted up and glazed with an herb butter before being baked. The perfect side for soup, salad, or an Italian dinner!
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10


For the Dough:

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast (AKA rapid rise)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons lukewarm water

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning


Make the Dough:

  • Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a large food processor. Process for a few seconds to mix. Add the olive oil, milk and water and turn on until ingredients have formed a ball (it won't take long, maybe 30 seconds).
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface to form a smooth, elastic dough, adding additional water or flour as needed.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, turn to coat, and cover with lightly oiled/sprayed plastic wrap. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, until it has doubled in bulk.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each into a 10-inch long rope and tie into a knot. Take the end lying underneath the knot and bring it over the top, tucking it into the center. Take the end lying over the knot and tuck it underneath and into the center.
  • Transfer the shaped rolls to a baking stone or a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 45 minutes, until puffy. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Make the Glaze and Bake:

  • Finely mince the garlic (or use a garlic press). Mix the melted butter and Italian seasoning.
  • Brush the glaze onto the shaped rolls. Bake until set and lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes.


Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword bread, side dish, vegetarian