Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Garlic Cheese Knots: Dough Made with Greek Yogurt!

-3/4 C AP flour
-1 6 oz container Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
-3/4 tsp baking soda

Mix all of the ingredients together, adding a little water if dry.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, dusting with extra flour as needed.

You want to get it to a consistency that you can roll out between your hands.  Break off hunks about the size of a ping pong ball, roll, and twist into a knot.  It should make at least 8 knots.

Brush with butter* and sprinkle with garlic cheese topper and fresh grated parmesan cheese.  I would also suggest adding a hint of sea salt, as the dough is naturally a little more sweet to begin with since it uses yogurt.

I baked these at 400 for 14 minutes on convection because I was also making a pizza.  I greased the cookie sheet with butter (a light cookie sheet as I am home for the summer).  IF I was making these and not making a pizza, I would probably knock back the heat and let them cook lower and slower, at 350 until they get golden brown.

Now, as to my * note above.  I brushed mine with a little butter, that is true.  However, I really think that melting butter, dipping the tops of the knots in butter and then dipping it in a garlic topper/parmesan (heavy on the parm) topping and setting on a greased cookie sheet would work out better.  I consider these to be one of my works in progress.

Another option is to leave out the salt and add a pinch of sugar, then you could roll the knots in butter and a cinnamon sugar mix and bake cinnamon knots.  A quick powdered sugar and milk glaze or similar would be delicious as a dipping sauce or drizzle.  That idea reminds me a lot of something I used to do in home ec classes in high school and similar, and they were always one of our favorite days to be in class!

It is a super simple dough that is a mix between a pizza dough and a cake, but is good for a quick little side.  You can also use it as a pizza dough or similar, make cheesy breadsticks, and whatever else your crafty little self can come up with.

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  1. Wowza! That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Thanks so much for posting this! The recipe is great!

  3. WOW!!! My family loved this. I tried making a healthier alternative to take out. So I made pizza with this recipe and added pesto for the sauce with a little bit or garlic, organic mozzarella cheese, and parm. cheese. For appetizer I made cheesy stuffed balls topped with olive oil, garlic, oregano, and parm. cheese. Topped off with dessert cinna sticks with chocolate chips. Sorry for the long comment but I am so grateful for this recipe. God bless:)

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback! That sounds like a delicious dinner.