Does anyone have a good recipe/technique for making good NY style garlic knots?† I've tried a number of different techniques and they never seem to come out the same!
I use the NY Pizza dough recipe on the main site. Then I just rip off pieces about the size between a golf ball and a tennis ball. Then, I hand roll them into sticks, and tie them in a knot. I usually get about 12-15 out of that NY dough recipe.
Bake them at 450 til they get golden brown. I eyeball them so I can't give you a specific time. Longer than 5 minutes... less than 20.
I cut up a stick of butter into a microwave bowl and pour a tablespoon or two of olive oil over it. Usually takes about 45 seconds to a minute to melt it completely. Keep an eye on it though.
When the knots come out of the oven golden brown, I let them rest for about 15 minutes (too hot to touch anyway). Then I use a brush to apply the butter to each, making sure to be liberal with it. Then sprinkle some garlic salt over them.
I know it's not the way some folks finish them off, but it works for me and have never had any complaints from my guests.