Garlic Knots

Garlic KnotsIngredients 16 garlic cloves, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons salt*
1-1/2 ups olive oil, melted butter** or combination
8 pounds pizza dough
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Marinara sauce (optional)

*If using salted butter, adjust to taste
**3 sticks or 12 ounces

Instructions Using flat side of knife, mash garlic with salt. Blend with oil and/or butter. Let stand for at least 1 hour.

Roll out prepared dough into rectangles about 6 to 7 inches wide. Cut 1-inch strips with pizza wheel. Roll strips slightly to round edges. Tie into loose know (if desired, tuck ends into middle of knot).

Dip in garlic mixture or brush with olive oil. Place on oiled sheet pans or trays 2 to 3 inches apart; proof until doubled in size.

Bake at 450 F for 12-15 min. or until golden brown (adjust baking time to higher temperatures). Toss warm knots in remaining garlic mixture and sprinkle with parsley and cheese, if desired. Serve with marinara sauce on the side, if desired.

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