I love garlic knots and they make a super delicious snack as well. We have a running joke in our family that I could eat raw garlic! Not that I have ever tried it though. On the other hand, my daughter is a huge fan of olives, and she could finish half a jar in one seating! I buy the olives from WholeFoods for her, that she simply loves, especially the marinated kind which are so flavorful. I decided to make a twist on the traditional garlic knots, and made these NOT-GARLIC-KNOTS, called Spanish knots! 🙂
Using basic pizza dough, the recipe that I adapted from the King Arthur Flour website, I roll the dough, cut it into strips, brush with an infused herb-garlic olive oil, stuff it with olives, twist, brush with butter and TheSpanishTin Far East Spain blend, which by the way is pretty darn amazing! You could substitute it with smoked paprika/garlic powder/powdered saffron mix as well. Once you brush it, bake it in the oven, and garnish them with sea salt and parsley. The rising part of the dough takes time, but apart from that it is not a difficult recipe.
Once out of the oven, the whole kitchen smells wonderful with all those herbs, spices and butter and oils and bread ofcourse! The smell of bread is simply intoxicating. I mean how can you not dig into them immediately? My family thoroughly enjoyed the knots, especially the olive loving daughter of mine and they were over pretty soon!
If you do try this recipe, please tag me on Instagram with #thejamlab, and/or leave a comment below! I would be thrilled if you give it a try!