1 c. Warm Water
1 pkg. or 1 Tb Active Dry Yeast
2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 – 2 1/2 cups flour (Bread flour works best, but all-purpose flour will work as well.)
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let rest/proof for about 10 min. Add the sugar.
Combine the flour, garlic powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the olive oil and yeast mixture to the flour mixture.
Beat well until a soft dough ball has formed. Knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover with a cloth and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Take a small pinch of the dough and roll into a rope about 5 inches long and ½ inch thick. Tie the rope into a knot and place on greased baking sheet. Repeat until you have used up all the dough, and your baking sheet is full of dough knots.
Let the dough rest in a warm place until nearly doubled in volume (about 30 minutes)
Preheat oven to 400° F. Bake for approx. 12-15 min. or until golden.
While knots are baking, make garlic topping:
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. butter, melted
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp. parsley
Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
After removing knots from oven, while still warm, either brush with garlic coating, or place knots in a large bowl and toss with garlic coating.