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May 18, 2015

Italian Garlic Knots Recipe

This is my latest faourite, i love homemade buns specially when it has garlic in them it is mine..This stuff has garlic, butter, herb and cheese in them which is my ultimate favourite buns..These makes great for parties along side with some pasta or pizza or some soups..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

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Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Resting Time : 2 hour
Makes : 20 Buns


For Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cup
Dry Yeast - 1 tblspn
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar-2 tblspn
Oil- 3 tblspn
Warm Water - 1 cup or as needed

For Garlic Herb Butter:
Butter - 3 tblspn
Coriander Leaves - 2 tblspn finely chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves grated
Oregano - 1 tsp
Cheese for Topping


Mix yeast and sugar with warm water and set this aside for 5 mins.let it foam up.

Take flour, salt, oil in a bowl and mix well.

Pour yeast mix into the flour and mix well to a dough.

Cover it with plastic wrap or damp cloth and set this aside for 1 hour till it is doubled in size.

Take all the ingredients given for garlic herb butter in a sauce pan except cheese and heat so everything is melted. Set aside.

Now take the dough and divide it into equal portions. Take a ball, roll it out, then make a knot out of it.

Arrange this in a buttered baking pan leaving little space between each of them. Now cover it with a damp cloth and let it rise for 30 to 45 min.

In the last 10 mins of rising, preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Just before putting in oven, brush it with the garlic herb butter and sprinkle cheese over it.

Now place this in the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 30 mins

Take it out and apply some butter over the top,so that it looks glossy and shiny.

Serve hot or warm with a cup of tea.


1)I used unsalted butter, so added salt. if you are using salted butter, then dont add salt.

2)You can any herbs, chilli flakes, pepper in the butter.


Take all your ingredients

Take warm water in a jug

Add in sugar

sprinkle some yeast

mix well and leave it aside for 5 mins

Now yeast is activated

Take flour in a bowl

add in salt

add in olive oil

mix well

pour the water

use a fork to mix well

Once it is combined

knead well to a smooth dough

cover with a plastic wrap and leave it to rest for 1 hour

now it is doubled in size
dough done

Perfect dough

 Now lets make the herb butter..

 Take butter in a sauce pan

 add in chopped coriander leaves

 add in some grated garlic

 sprinkle over some oregano

 heat it little so the butter is just melted

 Garlic and herb butter done

Take the dough and knead well

Roll them like a log

divide it into equal portions

take one ball and roll like this

then twist like this

then insert it through the middle and make a knot like'

like this

Arrange it in a baking sheet

Let it rise for 45 mins to 1 hour

take the herb butter and brush over the top 

like this

i grated some parmesan cheese

sprinkle that over, you can leave this step out

time to bake

all baked and golden

Serve warm


  1. Hi aarthi,
    I made these buns the other day and baked them perfectly till light golden color. However I found that they were hard soon after I removed them from the oven and even after cooling them for 15 minutes they were hard on the outside. The insides were very soft and fluffy. I am worried about the outside texture. Can you let me know where I went wrong because I want to try them again.

  2. @Anonymousi am not sure what must have gone wrong. You can do onething. as soon as they come from oven, cover them with a damp cloth for few mins, this softens the crust

  3. Hi Ms.Aarthi... The buns look fabulous.
    I don't have an oven...
    How can we bake the Garlic Knots in a Microwave?
    I own a Kenstar Microwave and it has convection mode too...
    Please give instructions.
    Thank you

  4. Hi Ms.Aarthi...
    The knots look fabulous...
    Would love to bake them but I don't have an oven....
    How to bake these buns in a microwave?
    I own a Kenstar Microwave and it has convection mode too...
    Kindly post instructions....
    Thank you ...

  5. @Swathybake it in convection mode..preheat it first and then bake

  6. Hi,

    I tried baking it yesterday... Everythg was ok except the colour of the garlic knots didnt turn brown at all. It was fully cooked but remained white in colour ( it tasted awesome, but too dry) Do you know where i went wrong. I saw your pictures showing the garlic knots in golden brown :(

  7. Hi arthi,

    I tried the recipe few days back and the bun was cooked well but the color didnt turn brownish at all. Rather the garlic knots remained white in color. But the taste was good. Wonder whr i went wrong. Hope you can help as i want to try again.

  8. @Anonymousit depends on each oven, what you can do is, after the knots are baked, you can brush the top with some butter and grill or broil them for 45 sec, it will give nice colour


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