Whole Wheat Garlic Knots

These yummy garlic knots are made to resemble an ampersand (or in short the symbol &) : a broken infinity ! The ampersand reminds us nothing truly lasts forever but there is always an and…

It symbolizes an attachment to something or someone or it can represent an endless journey or quest.

I love the ambiguity the symbol comes with. In its stoic silence it teaches you to be okay with not knowing for sure what might come next but know that whatever it is, you can handle it ! When Mother Nature unleashed her fury on my home state and even a loaf of bread was in short supply. I needed a quick bread with least ingredients to fill the dinner table to keep the spirits up despite the devastation all around.

I wonder why I never used baking powder for a bread before 🤔! It is a super quick recipe and tastes sooo good. I love the idea of encasing the baked bread in a herbed garlic glaze.

Bake with love always … for life is surely what you bake of it ♥️

Ingredients :

Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups

Salt – 1 tsp

Baking powder – 2 tsp

Thick yoghurt – 1 cup

Herbed Garlic Glaze

Olive oil – 2 tsp

Salted butter – 1 tbsp

Minced Garlic – 1 tbsp

Minced Parsley – 1 tbsp

Method :

Preheat oven to 375 C.

In a bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and yoghurt. Knead the dough for 5 mins. Add additional flour if it’s sticky.( depending on humidity levels )

Pinch dough into lime sized balls and start shaping into long worm like pieces. Then make a knot or shape into a figure eight with a tail to make an ampersand symbol &. You will get 10 rolls.

Bake on a greased cookie tray for 12- 15 mins until golden and cool for 5 mins.

Herbed Garlic Glaze

Melt butter and olive oil on a low flame. Add minced garlic and take it off the fire once it starts browning. Add the minced parsley and add the slightly cooled ampersands ( knotted bread ) and mix well until the glaze costs the bread .

Serve warm .

Xoxo,

Sareeka ♥️

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