Recently I have been trying to be good and steer clear of eating too much bread. So I haven’t really been doing much baking. But the other day I got a real craving for some lovely garlic bread. You know the sort, plenty of garlic and flavour, and lovely and crispy. That extra bit of goodness that makes your pasta dish really sing. There is nothing like moping up tomatoey juice with lovely crisp garlic bread. But seeing as I am trying to be healthier stuffing a lot of garlic butter into bread didn’t seem quite right. So instead I plumped for Garlic Bread Knots.
Beautiful and crispy knots of dough that when drizzled with garlic oil satisfied my craving completely.
I know what you are thinking – If you are just making Garlic Bread Knots then call the post that – we all got excited.
I have news…
Whilst I am tying bread knots, I am also ‘tying the knot’ with Monsieur from Scratch! I know, you didn’t see that coming, well neither did I – he surprised me in Paris with the most wonderful proposal ever and I won’t leave you in suspense, obviously I said yes. So now I get to have all the fun in the world planning a really fun party to celebrate my love with all my family and friends for summer 2014!
So I am letting you know in advance now, this blog may occasionally wander into wedding land – I mean I can’t plan the whole thing and not share some of the fun.
I know you must all be wondering about that all important question– will I be making the cake… well… how brave/ stupid do you think I am? Very!
Anyway enough of those knots and back to the breaded kind, we are all hungry now.
Pizza Dough – Recipe here
4 Cloves Garlic
Handful of Parsley ( you can change this to whatever herb you fancy – rosemary would also be lovely)
2 Tbsp Oil
1. Pre heat your oven to 180C degrees
2. Make your dough and leave to rise for an hour
3. Knock back and roll out
4. Cut into strips about 2/3cm thick and 20cm long
5. Simply knot them as you would if they were string making sure you don’t pull on the knot too tightly
6. Once you have knoted all of your dough, place on an oiled baking tray and leave for 15mins
7. Bake in the oven for about 20mins until golden
8. In the meantime crush your garlic, chop your parsley and mix in the oil
9. Once your bread is cooked removed from the oven and pour the garlic mixture over, leave to cool slightly and then eat.
And that’s it. Let’s just hope wedding planning is just as easy.
I hope you all have fantastic weeks!