GARLIC SRIRACHA Bread Knots- Multi Grain

 Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French…… GARLIC makes it good.”-Alice May Brock

Garlic Knots

       Do you have a green thumb??

If you do, I admire you and if you don’t I’m secretly happy;).  I hear about homegrown tomatoes, chilies and fruits being so tasty and my friend even grows sugar cane, CRAZY…Why does it come so easy to some and here I am with a single leaf Banana tree which has been alive for 4 years with only couple of leaves present all the time.  I water it, ummm, maybe not all the time..But it hasn’t dried up on me yet, that’s the bright side.


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This year has been a lucky one,as far as fresh vegetables are concerned.  

I have a great friend who enjoys gardening and is a very giving person.  I was surprised and thrilled to get some fresh garlic with roots, stem, leaves and all bagged for me. It might sound cliched, but I did feel like I got some kind of an award. With ideas hovering over my mind, I might have spoken my thoughts aloud and mentioned garlic knots in front of my boy..and that’s that.  Every day since then he kept bugging me, as to when I was going to bake them..

I FINALLY DID.


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Bread baking is one of those calming things I enjoy every time. After testing and trying out the Multi Grain Pizza dough for at least 4 times, I know I will reach out to this recipe a lot more. Give it a try, it will amaze you too. 

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My boy, the official bread kneader of my family, did such an awesome job of kneading the dough and if it didn’t rise, I would’ve been a very sad mom. But, it came out great!, tripled in volume and tasted darn good. Check out FOCACCIA and Basic SPICY BREAD, shows how much we love bread.   The little ones love some spice, and in went the famous sriracha and it was DELICIOUS and even before it could be photographed, half was gone.


MULTI GRAIN GARLIC and SRIRACHA KNOTS

For the dough and KNOTS:

Ingredients:
Bread Flour or All purpose Flour –  2 cups
quick cooking oats(powdered)  –  1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour                   – 1 cups
flax seeds meal                        – 2 tbsp
Salt                                         – 1 tbsp
quick rise yeast                        – 1 package
sugar                                       – 1 tsp
Olive Oil                                  – 2 tbsp
Water(110 degrees)                  – 11/3 cup

Method:
1.  In warm water, add the yeast and sugar and mix and let it do its magic for 10 minutes.
2.  In a food processor or a stand mixer, add all the flour, flax seed meal, salt, and olive oil.
3.  Whip it couple of times to incorporate everything well.
4.  Add the yeast mixture and pulse or beat it on medium until full combined.  Now turn the mixer to low and beat it for 10 minutes.  If used a food processor mix it for 5 minutes.
5.  Take it out, oil a bowl very well, and coat the dough well and leave it to rise for 2-3 hours.
6.  NOW time to make the knots.  Take the dough, make four portions, then make thin long cylindrical strips, and divide each strip to 6 portions. With each portion make knots, or you could keep it simple and just make circles or just cut it to bite size pieces and put in on a baking sheet with some cornmeal or plain flour.
7.  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees for 15 to 20  minutes.
8.  Bake  for 20 minutes. 

For the GARLIC AND SRIRACHA dressing:
Ingredients:
Garlic                   -4-5 cloves
Cilantro                – 2-3 tbsp
Olive oil               – 2 tbsp
Sriracha                – 1tbsp( or accordingly)
Garlic Salt            – 1/2 tsp
pepper                – 1/4 tsp

Method:
1. In a small food processor or any grinder add all the ingredients and make a smooth puree.
2.  Check for the flavoring, you can add anything as you go.

PUTTING THE GARLIC KNOTS TOGETHER- Very Important
When the Garlic knots come out of the oven, you have to drench it with the dressing and mix it thoroughly.  You could put it in a brown baggy, add the dressing and shake it up.  IF YOU WAIT FOR THE KNOTS TO COOL, it will not work, you have to put the dressing on the knots, as soon as it exits the oven.
Serve it with any soup.  I served it up with some onion soup and it was perfect.
ENJOY!!  

HOPE You get to make it and Please let me know how the recipe was.

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