Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Easy Parmesan Garlic Knots


Every year, someone is assigned “bread duty” for Thanksgiving. Usually it goes to the person who doesn’t want to make anything (or who you don’t trust to make anything).

But good bread is the foundation of every meal, and this year if you’re assigned bread duty you should embrace it and empress everyone with a delicious homemade treat!

Easy Parmesan Garlic Knots look fancy, but they could not be simpler!

Start with a can of refrigerated biscuit dough and cut each pre-sliced biscuit in half. Slightly stretch the dough so it looks like a rope and tie it into a knot. That right there is the most difficult part of the recipe. Except for the part where you have to open can of refrigerated biscuit dough. Why do they have to make it so scary?

Next your going to brush the biscuits with a butter-garlic-Italian seasoning-cheese mixture. You’re going to want to pour the mixture on the biscuits but resist because you’ll need the leftovers for later.

Pop the biscuits in an oven heated to 375 for about 8 to 10 minutes. Start checking on the biscuits at 8 minutes to see if the bottoms are golden brown. The bottom is the best indicator because if you only look at the top it may be too late and you’ll have burnt biscuits. And the only Thanksgiving rule is don’t serve burnt biscuits.

Once you take your biscuits out of the oven, brush them with the butter mixture again and watch as the warm biscuits soak up the melted butter.

Impress your friends and family and pop them in the middle of the table. You can serve with marinara sauce or plain. They’re delicious either way!

This time of year I feel especially grateful as I look forward to Thanksgiving and a table full of more food than all of us can eat and leftovers for days. 

However, I know that many people don’t get to experience this luxury, and millions of children go without food on a regular basis. Challenge Dairy is partnering with UNICEF to fight and raise awareness of the childhood malnutrition crisis with a campaign called “Pin a Recipe, Feed a Child.” 

In order to participate, all you have to do is go to Challenge Butter’s “2016 Pin a Recipe, Feed a Child” Pinterest board. For every recipe that you pin from this board, Challenge will donate a meal to UNICEF for a child in need.  These meals go to wherever UNICEF determines they are most needed, and in the past, Challenge Dairy says many of the meals have gone to children in the U.S.

Currently, there are 95 recipes on their Pinterest board but more recipes will be added throughout the duration of the campaign which ends on December 31, 2016.




Easy Parmesan Garlic Knots
Yield: Makes 16 garlic knots
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough
  • 1/4 cup Challenge salted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Open can of refrigerated biscuit dough and cut each biscuit in half
  3. Roll each halved biscuit into a rope and tie into a knot
  4. Place knots onto a prepared baking sheet
  5. Mix melted butter, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.
  6. Brush knots with mixture; make sure to save leftover mixture for later.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and immediately brush knots with leftover butter mixture 






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