KNOTTY GARLIC BREAD STUFFED OR KNOT
Ingredients for dough:
3-cups Bread flour or wheat flour
1½-teaspoons Dry yeast
2-tablespoons Olive oil
Ingredients for garlic oil:
6-cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
½-cup Olive oil
Ingredients for sautéed black olive filling:
1-cup Black olives, finely chopped
1-tablespoon Olive oil
1-clove Garlic, peeled and minced
1-cup (4-ounces) Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Before making dough have all ingredients at room temperature. Prepare dough. Add ingredients in order as per your bread machine. Select manual dough setting on your bread machine. Once the manual dough setting has finish it’s cycle, punch down the dough and let dough rest for five minutes.
While your bread machine is making the dough, prepare the garlic oil. Combine all the ingredients for the garlic oil in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat just until garlic begins to color; remove and set aside to cool.
Prepare olive stuffing. Drain olives and chop; heat olive over medium heat in a small skillet. Add garlic and sauté about a minute. Add olives and sauté about two minutes, stirring continuously; season with salt and pepper. Set aside and let cool to room temperature. Add mozzarella, and stir to combine.
Spray a large baking pan with cooking spray with flour and heat over to 425°.
Dust work area with flour. Shape dough into a 12-inch long tube. Cut each tube into 1-inch pieces. Roll each piece of dough into an 8-inch rope, ½-inch around. Tie loosely in knot, leaving two short ends. Place on the sprayed baking pan, cover and let rise for one hour, or until doubled in size. Place pan in next to bottom rack of oven and bake about 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown; after baking place on rack to cool for five to ten minutes.
Dip rolls in the garlic oil and let cool a few minutes before serving if serving without black olive stuffing.
If serving with black olive stuffing, dip rolls in the garlic oil and let cool first then slice garlic knots almost in half, leaving one side attached. Fill with sautéed black olives and mozzarella mixture. Place on baking sheet and bake at 375° for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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