This is probably one of the first things I started making with yeast. I've definitely come a long way since. Hence this recipe needed a big upgrade.

Aaliya who is a big garlic fan loves it when I make these garlic knots. She goes one step ahead and melts some cheese over hers everytime.

There is something relaxing and satisfying when working with yeast and making bread. The waiting part for proofing I agree is boring. But once the dough is ready, the shaping and designing is exciting and wonderful!
These rolls are absolutely soft and springy .............and how satisfying it is when you give your family something without bakery stabilizers, margarine  etc.

instant yeast - 1 tsp
sugar - 1 and a half tbsps
warm milk - 1/2 cup
egg, lightly beaten - 1
flour - 2 cups
unsalted butter, softened - 3 tbsps
salt - 3/4 tsp
minced garlic - 1 tsp
chili flakes - 1/2 tsp (optional)
italian seasoning - 1 tsp

for the garlic butter:
butter - 4 tbsps
garlic, minced - 1 tsp
italian seasoning - 1 tsp

  •  In a bowl, mix together the yeast, sugar and milk.  
  • Add in the salt, egg, chili flakes, garlic, italian seasoning and flour. 
  • You can mix with a big spoon or you can use your stand mixer with the dough hook.
  • Mix well for a few minutes. DO NOT add in more flour because it is sticky. it will be okay once we add in the butter.
  • Once the mixture has come together add in the butter and mix further. 
  • Mix till the dough comes together and no longer sticks to the spoon and bowl. 
  • Cover with a cling wrap and keep it in a warm place and leave it to double in size. About 90 minutes.
  • After the dough has doubled, we can start working on it.
  • Lightly flour the work surface with and drop your dough on it.
  • Gently flatten the dough with your palms and form a circle.
  • Divide the circle into 2.
  • Divide each half into 5 pieces. So totally you have 10 garlic knots.
  • Take each dough and roll it into  a long strip.
  • Make a knot and tuck the ends underneath the knot.
  • Do the same for the rest of the dough balls.
  • Take a baking tray lined with parchment paper and place the knots in it. (remember to take a pan big enough to fit the 10 knots.) leave some gap between each knot to give it some room to rise.
  • Cover it loosely with the cling wrap and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the garlic butter and preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
  • Place the butter, garlic and italian seasoning in a bowl and melt it in the microwave. Keep it ready.
  • After the second rise, brush the knots with garlic butter and bake them in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until the tops become golden brown.
  • Brush them again with the remaining garlic butter once they come out of the oven.
  • Serve warm.


  1. looks fabulous and flavorful....

  2. Damn cute and highly flavourful garlic knots.

  3. First time on your blog n I am loving the clicks n the recipes. This bread is delicious. I have to try it.

  4. these look really very good...

  5. perfect n beautiful knots dear, looks yummy n tempting :) Thanks dear for referring my recipe n glad that my post insipred to u to try this great recipe...thanks again n u have done it so well!!!

  6. Assalam-O-Alaikum dear,

    You have made them well, nice.
    Hope you are doing good.

    Love & Hugs!