Thursday, July 25, 2013

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.



Garlic



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.



Garlic Knots 2

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. 


Garlic Knots 1




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.

53 comments:

Shashi Charles said...

Why is my mouth watering so...?
Oh wait...it must be these garlic sriracha rolls! Yum! yum!
Great pictures btw!
Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Yummy Yum Yum! These knots look fantastic, I would find it hard to stop eating them! :)

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Asha, your photos are stunning and this bread looks so good! For what it's worth, I recently killed the cactus in my office. A cactus?! I didn't even think it was possible to kill them. So yup, no green thumb here :)

Nazneen Hamilton said...

Oh my gosh! These look amazing! Bread and hot sauce, no better combination. We love bread too in my house but I seriously have to limit what I make or else I can't control myself or my weight.

Gorgeous photos and rolls!

Nazneen

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I don't have a green thumb at all-I have the opposite and kill everything! :(

Sowmya D.S.L said...

Yummy and I love garlic too , excellent clicks dear :)

Honey said...

so unique looking... love siracha sauce, who would have thought to add it to garlic knots. genius.

kumars kitchen said...

hats off to your yummylicious knots, will just spice things up for good on a drizzly day :-)

Laura said...

Wow these garlic knots look so tasty! Love the added spice

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

I couldn't stop laughing about the banana tree. You know why? because I have been trying to grow curry leaves for the past 10 years and the tree just remained the same size throughout the years. And finally, its now growing. I am not sure if its about green fingers or what.

Baking is not for me but I know how it can be calming for others. The garlic knots are lovely and I love anything with it.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

Wow, these look terrific!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful idea! Those rolls look mighty scrumptious.

Cheers,

Rosa

neelamba sekaran said...

These garlic roles looks yummy. I love it. Missing.

marcie@flavorthemoments said...

You'll be happy to know that I don't have a green thumb either. I can keep plants alive, but a garden? I'm not so sure. You're lucky you can reap the benefits of your friend's garden! I'm so impressed that your boy kneaded the dough for these knots...they're gorgeous and I love that you added heat. They look delicious!

Liz Berg said...

Mmmmm...I love rolls, especially knots! And your garlicky, spicy version looks amazing!

cquek said...

these look fantastic! Something else I’ve been wanting to try to make myself. I’ll certainly be giving these a go too! Thanks for the recipe.

Shruti said...

Your boys deserve a pat on the back for being so helpful! The rolls look yummy.

Sippity Sup said...

I should have a green thumb. I've read so much on gardening, but my vegetable gardens always disappoint. I guess I'll have a spicy knot anyway. GREG

Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness said...

I'm so happy you found my blog so that I found yours! You had me at "garlic" and by "sriracha" I was hooked :) those look amazing. and the pictures are beautiful!

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thank you always for such uplifting comment and views.
It is fun reading some of the plant stories, hilarious..

Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ said...

Baking as a calming thing... I need to try it.First with your amazing recipe of these flavorful garlic bread knots!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

These are amazing! As if garlic wasn't tasty enough, you went and added sriracha too--genius!

Archana said...

if you will call mine a green thumb, this year I planted a bunch of herbs and to my surprise, they all survived. I'm told the trick is to water them everyday - who knew :)
These garlic knots have the right amount of heat for me! I'm loving the sight of them and plotting for some added cheese in them!

Kari said...

I have to admit my thumbs are not very green...nor are they particularly skilled at baking...but I am very impressed at these knots!

Asha Shivakumar said...

@Daniela- it really is, try it out..
@Archana- right..who knew, lol;)
Thanks again..I really enjoy reading through your comments and get my motivations through that..

Amy said...

I have totally "brown thumb"! Many herbs just didn't survived under my care! hahaha...but I just keep trying. How lucky you got some generous friends to share the garlic with you. These GARLIC SRIRACHA Bread Knots look and sounds amazing. My mouth is watering looking at them. I love sriracha and can't wait to make these.

dentistvschef said...

Looks tasty and kick'in garlic knots bread....
btw, i think my soggy garlic knots just solved, thx for sharing the tips..
btw, i like to add some roasted garlic to the bread dought too...

Kyla [The Affable Egg] said...

I can't even.. These knots look SO GOOD. Sriracha. Garlic. Carbs. Count me in!

hemalata said...

Tasty garlic rolls, looks so nice.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Garlic and sriracha combo for bread!!!! How brilliant! We need to make double or else we'll be fighting over these yummy rolls! Pinned~

Harini M said...

Oh lovely post Asha :)These rolls are just calling my name :)

Finla said...

You have such a beautiful and delicious blog. I am so going to be here often.

Anu@foodpunch said...

Wow, how great those bread rolls look.. just can't stop drooling over them..

Daniela Grimburg said...

Your son is definitely a great bread kneader and the result looks so appetizing, congrats!
The garlic dressing is a great idea to spice up this delicious bread.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

I can't stand the deliciousness here!! And with sriracha, what's not to love!!!

Shey divine said...

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Monica said...

Sounds wonderful! Clearly, your son is an expert kneader! Good for him and you. Great idea with the sriracha My little guy loves buffalo chicken pizza...I bet he would go for these, too!

Gourmet Getaways said...

Oh MY!!! I am so hungry now, I think I can almost smell these gorgeous little knots!!

How nice that your partner does the kneeding :)

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

I am crazy about garlic knots! adding sriracha is brilliant! love your photos, Asha!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

They look awesome and in general I do love anything with Sriracha!

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Asha - these photos are stunning. Garlicky spicy bread sounds soooo good. Like that you call them "knots."
LL

Priya Anandakumar said...

Wow Asha, these bread knots looks awesome, very very inviting...

Nikhil Shivakumar said...

This bread tastes amazing, and the sauce is simply perfect!

Asmita said...

Looks divine! Warm and freshly baked garlic knots, who wouldn't want that for dinner?

Nusrat Azim said...

Shit ! I'm drooling all over my damn keyboard! How tremendously gorgeous and yummy those knots look!

sushmita pandit said...

weow...super awesome...super delicious....

indugetscooking said...

All the bread baking you have done is truly inspiring. Can't wait to try something out.

Tha dressing on this one looks super good. Garlic and sriracha - quite the combination.

dassana said...

first time to your blog and it took me so long. thats a really good bread with great pics.

saffronstreaks said...

This is one killer combo for me garlic with shriracha. The bread rolls are just beautiful.
I am in love with your photography and styling. New fan here

Asha Shivakumar said...

I'm honestly overwhelmed by all the lovely comments..

Shibi Thomas said...

I couldn't take my eyes out of the picture!!! Excellent combination of garlic and Sriracha. I am bookmarking this recipe!!!

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thanks Shibi, thanks for you sweet words..

Alanna said...

Oh my, these look insanely delicious, and all your photographs are just stunning!

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