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Homemade Garlic knots

simple and easy. perfect for a rainy cold saturday

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One of the most delicious and well received additions to any of our meals are homemade garlic knots.  The smell that fills the house when we are making these fills your head with thoughts of your favorite Italian restaurant.  They are soft and fluffy in the center and just a little crisp in the bottom and when combined with butter, olive oil, and fresh garlic from our garden they are heavenly. We start out by using our Italian bread recipe.

Italian Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 2 to 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Again our kitchen aid mixer and its dough hook come in handy.  First we combine yeast, sugar, and 1 cup warm water in bowl of the kitchen aid’s bowl and let stand 5 minutes.

Next we  add 2…

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