How to Make Spelt Garlic Knots
1. Pinch the dough.
With the sticky side up, press the outside edges of the ball together to seal.
2. Form a log.
Working from the opposite side, fold the dough over itself 3 or 4 times to form a tight log.
3. Let rise.
Slide the baking sheets into 2 very large plastic bags. Fill with air and tie. Proof for 1 hour.
Press down on the dough with your palm and rotate the oval so the long side faces you.
5. Tie a knot.
Tie the rope into a loose knot with 2 long tails. Transfer to a baking sheet; repeat.
6. Roll it out.
Using both hands and working from the center of the log to the ends, roll into a 12-inch rope.
Add everything bagel-inspired seasoning.
This version is sprinkled with a seeded, everything bagel-inspired topping before baking.
Add Parmesan and pepper for cacio e pepe knots.
Inspired by the classic Roman pasta, Novick-Finder gives these garlic knots a shower of Parmesan and cracked black pepper before and after baking.