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GARLIC BREAD KNOTS  | Nodini di pane all’aglio”  in italiano

Easy yummy and so nice to serve during a special dinner party. I love garlic so I don’t actually mind having food with garlic in, so please be advised that these bread knots can be “pretty dangerous” 😉

Pair them with sliced of cured ham, or chunks of any seasoned cheese, “wow effect” is guaranteed!


for the dough

  • 270gr of flour
  • 250ml of warm water
  • 1 ts of sugar
  • 4gr of active yeast
  • 1 ts of salt
  • 2 tbs of olive oil

for the coating

  • 50gr of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 60gr of butter
  • 2 tbs of fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 ts of garlic, ground


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (use the dough hook) add all the dry ingredients and combine.
  2. Now add the warm water, olive oil, combine again until you can see a nice dough forming a ball.
  3. Grease a larke bowl with some olive oil and place the dough in it.
  4. Let rise (cover with cling film) for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  5. Now divide the dough in several pieces, each should weight (more or less!) 45grams.
  6. Take each piece and form a log with it, now with this “string” (looking like a long sausages) make a knot with.
  7. Continue with each piece of dough.
  8. Place every knot on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Now melt the butter in the microwave
  10. Add garlic, parmesan and parsley to the melted butter
  11. Brush this mixture on each dough.
  12. Let it rise for 30 minutes
  13. In the meantime pre-heat oven at 175°.
  14. When ready, bake for 20 minutes.

If you are not into garlic, I can suggest you to make them hot and spicy, you can avoid using garlic and use paprika instead, or a mix of your favourite spices as well!