MC 7.3: Do You Smell What I Smell?

Said the husband to his baking wife: Do you smell what I smell? Garlic knots come to change his life – do you smell what I smell?

Hey friends! Hope you enjoyed my cheesy attempt to incorporate baking into Christmas carols! I put a lot of effort into that one.

I was real nervous for my first try at making bread with yeast, but I figured if I was going to do it I would have to have some good old garlic on it! I found this amazing recipe from Ruchi’s Kitchen for homemade garlic knots and knew I would have to try them!

Here are all the ingredients:

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First I began with proofing the yeast. Although there are pictures of what it is supposed to look like in the recipe, I still wasn’t sure that the first batch I made was alive. At which point I texted my mom: How do you know if yeast is alive? And she replied with a super helpful: I don’t know, look it up on google. You’re supposed to know all the answers, mom! Anyways, google wasn’t too helpful, but I gathered that either I didn’t do it right or the yeast was dead, so I tried again. Thankfully the second time looked like the pictures and the yeast began to froth up, so I knew it worked!

Then after adding flour and baking soda, I mixed it all up, kneaded it, and let it rise for about 1.5 hours.

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After that, I kneaded it again, rolled it out on the counter and cut it into strips…

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…then made the yummy parsley garlic butter paste…

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…tied the strips into knots and brushed the butter sauce on…

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…then baked them!

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They were SO DELICIOUS! I was super happy with how they turned out and I think this recipe will be one of the best I’ve done (even if it took about 3 hours to make). I have been enjoying the yummy, buttery, garlicky goodness all week. If you need something impressive to make for your Christmas dinner, I would recommend these! Be sure to check back next Tuesday for my last installment of the baking challenge – you won’t want to miss it! Have a Merry Christmas!

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