Miya's Kitchen: Garlic Knots
You know the days where you need a punching bag or a good ole pillow scream?
Well, it seems I have found the perfect solution. Kneading bread. The advantage of de-stressing on a ball of dough is that a few hours later when your internal clock is telling you that it’s time to carbo-load, you have freshly baked bread AND your house will smell heavenly. All your troubles will be gone!
Or if you, unlike me, are completely capable of managing stress with a long run or a meditation session, these garlic knots should be added to your weekend to-do list solely due to the fact that they are delicious. No stress-induced bread baking necessary.
In all seriousness, these garlic knots felt quick(ish), easy and almost meditative to make – tying dough into knots is surprisingly relaxing. The final product was something I foresee easily enjoyed at a dinner party or even thrown into the freezer and heat up individually throughout the week for a complement to a bowl of Aglio e Olio , an egg or chopped and toasted to make croutons. The dough may even be versatile enough to eliminate the garlic sauce and to be turned into a breakfast treat or a dessert – bread pudding, anyone?