Dinner isn't complete without these Easy Homemade Garlic Herb Knots! Homemade pizza dough is transformed into into knots and brushed with a quick garlic herb butter and baked until golden brown! Perfect next to pretty much anything, but extra delicious when served with pasta. This recipe yields 8 giant knots.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachement, add honey, warm (about 110°) and stir to dissolve. Sprinkle in yeast an allow the yeast to bloom, about 8 minutes.
Then with the mixer on low speed, add in olive, flour and salt. Once incorporated, switch to the dough hook and on low speed, kneed for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add a splash of oil to a clean bowl, shape dough into a ball toss in the oil and use it to coat the inside of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Once risen, preheat oven to 400°.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a log before cutting into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece between your palms to form an 6 to 8 inch rope. Tie into a knot and place on a lined, rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough.
TO MAKE THE KNOTS:
In a small sauce pan melt butter over low heat. Once melted, remove off the heat and add in parmesan, garlic, dried herbs and salt. Stir to combine.
Brush the knots with half of the butter parmesan mixture. Bake on the middle rack for 12 to 14 minutes.
Remove and brush with the remaining butter mixture.