During the creation of this experiment, I ended up with some "knots" that were not garlic buttered. I was planning on buttering after to make them fresh when we wanted to eat them.
Then, it hit me- heat them up and dip them in seasoned olive oil. I don't know if you have been to Bertucci's Restaurant but that is what they serve for a bread. We loved them back when we went out to eat so I figured that it was worth a try! They were amazing!!!
They were super easy to make and I think that I might make a bunch and freeze them so that we can have them whenever we want.
Just roll out pizza dough and cut into small pieces that you tie into knots.
Put them on a cookie sheet, leaving enough room between them to rise.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until brown. Serve hot with olive oil and seasonings.
Normally, I take a bunch of seasoning from the cupboard and taste them until they are yummy. I have a Sicilian blend which has doesn't say what spices are in it. I add garlic salt and Omaha Steak seasoning salt (yup, my husband thought that was a little weird but I added it once to rave reviews). There are a ton of recipes on the Internet for different dipping oil but I have so many weird mixes already in the cupboard that I probably won't use them until that stash runs out. Usually, I will make it up based on what I have but you need something a little powdery and something that isn't in order to make a good balance. I also used a flavored grape seed oil that I had before and it was great.
I hope that you enjoy these yummy treats sometimes soon. They couldn't be easier to make from frozen or fresh or store-bought or homemade pizza dough. It is super flexible and if you make it for guests, it will make a normal pasta dinner (even a frozen lasagna) into a meal wonderful for company. They are so easy to re-heat you can even make them when you aren't busy and reheat when you need them. I love, love, love them and I can't wait to have them again soon!!!!
Pizza Knot Dippers
1. Roll out pizza dough on floured surface. Cut with pizza cutter into long strips. Tie dough into small knots (or any design that you get the dough into).
2. Leave knots to rest covered with a dry towel and let double in size.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Serve hot with seasoned olive oil for dipping!!!