July 28, 2016 Leave a comment
A few weeks back my wife went to Meridian to visit family. While on the visit, she ate at a place called Mimmo’s in Quitman. According to my wife, it is the absolute best bread she ever tried (all the other food was really good too).
Last night I decided to have a try at making garlic knots. I have no doubt Mimmo’s has a complicated family recipe handed down for generations. However, since they haven’t passed this closely guarded secret around, I opted for a modified internet recipe and the handy dandy Oster bread machine.
- 1.25 cups of warm water
- 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3.5 cups of flour
- 2.5 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
- .5 teaspoon garlic powder
- .5 teaspoon onion powder
- .5 teaspoon dried basil flakes
- 2 teaspoons dry yeast
After the bread machine did the work, I pulled the ball of dough out and cut it into 16 pieces. Then, each piece was rolled out into a fat pencil shape and tied into a knot. When the 16 knots were on the pizza plate, each was brushed with with garlic butter before going into the preheated 375 oven. I cooked them until the edges started browning and then pulled them out for another brushing of garlic butter. They weren’t browning quite as much as I wanted so, I turned on the broiler to finish them up. When they came out of the oven, I sprinkled them with a mixture of salt, basil and oregano.
The end result:
Not bad for a first try. The interior was slightly overcooked. My wife liked them, but they aren’t Mimmo’s. Better luck next time.