Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
KNOT THE DOUGH:
Place the pizza dough onto a floured surface and roll it into a 12x6-inch rectangle.
Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 6-inch strips.
Stretch and roll each strip into a 12-inch long piece.
Tie a piece of dough into a knot.
Tuck one end of the dough into the center of the knot.
Pull the other end of the dough up through the center of the knot and tuck in the end.
Place the knot on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining strips of dough. Please each knot 2-inches apart on the baking sheet, and cover the knots loosely with plastic wrap.
Let the knots rise until doubled in size, about 40-60 minutes.
PREHEAT AND MAKE THE GARLIC BUTTER:
Move oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
After the knots have risen for 25 minutes, make the garlic butter. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Once melted, add the garlic and water and cook, stirring frequently, until the tiny pieces of garlic are straw-colored, about 2-3 minutes. Take the saucepan off the heat, stir in the parsley and salt and set aside.
BAKE THE GARLIC KNOTS:
Once the knots have doubled in size, discard the plastic wrap and bake the knots for 5 minutes.
Remove the knots from the oven, brush with half of the garlic butter, rotate the pan, and bake for another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Brush the garlic knots with the remaining garlic butter. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes.
Finally, serve warm.
You can use my pizza dough recipe for these garlic knots or dough that you buy from the grocery store (NOT pizza dough from a tube) or your favorite pizzeria. My dough recipe makes a 2-pound dough ball. For this recipe, use my pizza dough recipe after it has risen and doubled in size.ORLet the pizza dough rise in the refrigerator overnight in a large bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let the dough ball sit at room temperature for 40 minutes before you proceed with the recipe. This also goes for cold pizza dough that you buy from the grocery store; let it sit at room temperature for 40 minutes before you proceed with the recipe.