Garlic knots are incredibly easy to make. Don’t be afraid of yeasted dough — it’s actually very versatile. I’ve used this recipe to make pizza and focaccia as well. If you’re looking for something sweet, you can make a cinnamon and sugar mixture to roll the dough in before knotting it, too.

I also believe that everything spice can be used as a condiment or topping of sorts. I always have a jar of it on hand to sprinkle over a piece of toast with cream cheese and tomato slices. Use it to garnish soup, add flavour to dressings, top avocado toast or coat cheese balls.

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These are best eaten the day you make them but are just as delicious warmed up the day after.

Prep Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (2 hours rise time)
Baking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 knots

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Ingredients:

For the dough:
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
1 ½ tsp active dry yeast
1 cup room temperature water
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for oiling bowl

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For the everything spice mix:
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tsp dried garlic flakes
2 tsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp coarse salt

For the garlic butter:
1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced

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Directions:

For the dough:
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine all dough ingredients on low speed.
2. Once the dough starts to come together, turn the mixer up to medium to knead for 3 minutes.
3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured or lightly oiled surface and knead by hand for an additional 3-5 minutes, until the dough is tight and smooth.
6. Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough into the bowl.
7. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place it in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

For the everything spice mix:
1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Transfer the spice mix onto a large plate for easy rolling.

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For the knots:
1. After the dough has doubled in sized, turn it out of the bowl onto a lightly floured or oiled surface and resist the urge to deflate and knead it.
2. Roll out the dough to a 6-inch by 12-inch rectangle with a rolling pin. Don’t over work the dough!
3. Cut the rectangle into twelve 1-inch strips with a knife or pizza roller.
4. Using lightly floured hands, roll each strip in the everything spice mix and knot the dough.
5. Place the knots on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover with a kitchen towel and place them in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.
6. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F and bake the knots for 12-15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through for even baking.

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For the garlic butter:
1. Combine the olive oil, butter and minced garlic in a small pan.
2. Heat over medium-low until the butter has melted and the garlic is fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
3. When the knots come out of the oven, brush each generously with the garlic butter, making sure to get the minced garlic onto the knots.

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100x100_Danielle-Oron Danielle is a chef, bakery owner, and food blogger who thinks she’s Korean, but is actually Israeli. Also, Danielle does not eat like a lady.