Oh hey there, would you like to get some coffee with me?  We can go for a stroll, or we can sit and scheme imagined tomorrows.  A little about me?  Hmm . . . I am left-handed, and I am accident-prone.  I eat cereal and chunky peanut butter practically every day, not together.  I also like French toast – preferably made with raisin bread – and punk rock, two things that go perfectly together – don’t you think so?  I grew up on the East Coast.  Late nights sitting up on the hill, watching the relentless city lights.  I tread out west now, but I know those lights have not faded.  Sometimes I miss it – not the city, but the watching the lights.  Mostly I miss my stomping grounds.    

Here’s a little taste of home:



2 – 3/4 Cups flour
1 Tablespoon Yeast
1/2 Tablespoon honey
1/2  teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons warm water

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon melted butter
5 cloves garlic
Fresh basil
Fresh mint

what TO DO

in a large bowl . . .
heat warm water to just above body temperature
add honey, olive oil & salt, mix
add yeast, mix until the yeast dissolves
let sit for 5 minutes, the mixture should turn frothy

while waiting . . .
on a clean surface sprinkle flour

in the large bowl . . .
add flour in parts, combining well with a wooden spoon
once all the flour in fully incorporated, knead the dough on the floured surface
knead for 5 minutes
return the dough to the bowl and cover with a clean dish towel
let the dough rise for 1.5 – 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size (this may take longer depending upon the temperature of the room)
once the dough has doubled, punch it down

on a floured surface . . .
roll out the dough (about 18” x 6”)  until it is about 1/4” thick
cut strips about 1” wide
roll each strip into a shoelace & tie a knot (loop, under, through)
once all the knots are tied, place them on a baking sheet & let them rise for 1 hour

in the oven . . .
preheat to 400 F
bake for 12 -15 mins.

in a small bowl . . .
combine olive oil, melted butter, chopped garlic & herbs

in a large bowl . . .
place the warm garlic knots
pour seasoning on top & toss to coat
-or- brush seasoning on top of each

best warm
store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days

- Coco

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