Tasty Tuesday: Not Your Average Garlic Knot
I don’t know about your children, but ours seem to come home from school famished. The first question they ask when they walk through the door (after I swipe my hugs and kisses, of course 🙂 ) is, “What’s for snack, Mama?” Usually I’m feeling pretty good I can offer them the usual piece of fruit, or the occasional fresh from the oven cookie… cause more often than not my response is, “Whatever’s out there”. But this particular Friday was their last day of school before Winter Break. I knew they were excited to be coming home. I also knew they’d also already had their fill of overly processed and sugar laden snacks from the class parties. So, I decided to put in a little extra effort and make them a yummy snack that would both fill their bellies just a little longer than a piece of fruit, and warm their hearts at the same time. Score. I happened to have seen an episode of Rachael Ray Show the day prior. She was counting down the top 10 downloaded recipes of 2012. This one was number 4 on the list. It rated right up there with our Chicken’s too, so I thought I’d share it with you guys today.
- Cooking spray
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, regular or whole wheat, cut into 1-inch balls
- 2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped
- Coarse ground sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup shredded provolone cheese, divided
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- Marinara sauce, for dipping
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF.
2. Prepare a bundt pan with cooking spray. If you happen to need one, Amazon has this cute one 33% off plus free shipping.
3. In a small saucepot, melt the butter with the garlic. Pour into a large mixing bowl and toss together with the pizza dough balls, rosemary, sea salt and black pepper. Place half of the dough balls into the bundt pan and top with half of the cheeses. Top with the remaining dough and finish with the remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.
4. Serve with tomato sauce alongside.