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Golden Knots Recipe
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Golden Knots

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"The best sweet rolls you'll ever taste! They don't last long in my house. They are delicious with or for breakfast...also a delicious roll for dinner! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 42 rolls Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 hrs
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the butter and remaining 1 cup sugar; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the milk mixture, eggs, salt and 3 cups of flour; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough and divide into thirds; divide each portion in a 14 inch roll; divide each roll into 14 pieces. Roll the pieces into 9 inch ropes and tie into knots. Place the rolls 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Bake in preheated oven) for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2012

I cut this recipe in half. I proofed the yeast in the mixer bowl with the all of the sugar and the warm water milk for ten minutes, then added the remaining ingredients. This dough needed a half cup more flour to get it into a solid ball that could be kneaded with the dough hook. I kneaded the dough with the hook for about five minutes. After kneading, I set the dough to rise on a warm heating pad, covered, in a greased bowl for an hour. After the dough doubled, I plopped the dough out of the bowl, formed the dough into knots as the recipe stated, then set them to rise on greased baking sheets on the warm heating pad again for a half-hour. After baking, I brushed every knot with vegetable oil to give it a soft top. These turned out BEAUTIFUL. This was a slow rising dough but the end result was wonderful--light and fluffy with the best flavor. It's a little sweet for a dinner roll for us but honestly, big deal. This would make an excellent breakfast sweet roll. GREAT recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2003

These turned out really badly when I tried them. They were hard as rocks and didn't have the fluffiness I was looking for.


44 Ratings

Apr 11, 2003

The recipe does state to add the eggs to the dough....please re read. I'm sorry if they didn't turn out for you if you didn't add them. These are the best sweet rolls. Sorry...Let me know if you make them again and how they turn out. thanks *smile*

Apr 11, 2003

These were extremely good, especially after brushing and spreading butter on them. I do wish they where easier and less time consuming, but which homemade breads are. When I make breads, I turn the oven on to its lowest setting, place the dough inside, they rise beautifully and take less time to double. But, make sure you place a clean damp kitchen town on top of the bowl or the dough will develop a crust which will prevent it from rising properly.

Apr 11, 2003

This recipe made great rolls. The dough was sticky throughout the kneading process and I only added enough flour to keep my hands from sticking as I kneaded. I divided the dough into thirds, then divided each third into 16 balls. Went a lot faster than making knots, but the two knots I did make were great too. Just make sure not to add too much flour and overknead or the dough will become tough. It is not the smooth playdough type of bread dough.

Jul 01, 2003

I made these for Thanksgiving and again a short time after. They were a big hit. I will be making them again for Christmas dinner. The only thing I did differently was I put egg yolk on the rolls before I put them in the oven, that made them have a nice color and shine to them. They are great, I didn't have any problem with them being too yeasty or hard.

Apr 11, 2003

The receipie was good. The dough was a great taste, the only caution I would give is to make sure the oven IS NOT too hot. Watch rolls carefully, as I burned the bottoms and the tops were undercooked.

Apr 11, 2003

Incredible! I made rolls instead of knots, although I made about 6 knots, the bread tastes incredible, a must have in ever great chef's recipe book!


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  • Calories
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 287 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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