Quick and Easy Garlic Knots

1/4 c. butter

1 c. milk

2 T. instant yeast

1 T. honey

pinch of salt

1 egg

3-4 c. flour

Garlic Butter

2 T. butter, softened or melted

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 t. Italian seasoning

Place butter and milk into a 2 cup measuring cup and microwave in 30 second increments until butter melts and temperature reaches between 100*-110*.  If the mixture gets too warm allow it to cool to the proper temperature before proceeding.

Place the yeast and honey into the bottom of the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Add the warmed milk and stir to combine.  Mix in salt and egg then add 2 1/2 c. of the flour mixing on low speed until combined.  Add the remaining flour by half cup increments until the dough forms into a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl.

Switch from the paddle to the dough hook and knead on med high speed for 2 minutes.  Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and using floured hands form each piece into a knot.  Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and let rest for 10-15 minutes while your oven preheats to 400*.

Bake the knots for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.  While knots are baking combine the butter, garlic and Italian seasoning.  When knots are completed baking, remove from oven and brush immediately with the garlic butter.