Garlic knots stuffed with cheesy mashed potatoes and bacon will change your life.
For the dough:
3/4 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon honey
2 cups all-purpose flour + more for forming
For the knots:
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup crispy bacon, chopped
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated fine
1 cup mashed potatoes
Marinara sauce, for serving
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Prepare dough by dissolving yeast in warm water. Stir and allow to bloom and foam for 3-5 minutes. Stir in honey, and pour mixture into flour, stirring until a ball is formed.
Knead dough until no longer tacky. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
In a pot, combine garlic and butter and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Cut dough into 2-inch pieces and roll out about a 1/4-inch thick. Brush with garlic butter, sprinkle with bacon, cheese and a dollop of mashed potatoes. Fold and press the edges together to form a little dough ball. Brush with more garlic butter and pop into a prepared cupcake pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and cooked through.