Homemade Garlic Knots

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Pastry Recipes, Snacks
Servings 16 servings
Calories 320 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cups (320ml) warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 tbsp (13g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) sunflower oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 1/2 cups (438g) all-purpose flour


  • 80g butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2tsp Italian herbs
  • pinch of salt
  • optional after baking: a handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • optional after baking: handful of grated Parmesan


  • Whisk water, yeast, sugar together in a bowl and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add to a stand mixer with the dough hook attached. Add oil, salt, garlic powder, flour.
  • Knead for 10 min until the dough is smooth and bounces back to the touch. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a kitchen cloth. Allow to rise for 1-2 hours until double in size.
  • Punch down to release air and roll the dough into a log. Slice into strips and roll each strip into rope. Tie each into knots. Tuck ends underneath and place on a lined baking tray. Cover and allow to prove for another 45min.
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Brush with melted butter mixture and bake for 20 minutes until golden. Mix fresh parsley and Parmesan with the remaining butter mixture and dip each baked knot into the butter mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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