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Friday, March 2, 2018

Celtic Knot Rolls

These Celtic Knot Rolls are perfect with stew or soup. They are tasty and fun to make and perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any day!

3 celtic knots made out of bread and brushed with herb butter

     These Celtic knot rolls are easier to make than you'd think.  They are soft and brushed in a tasty herb butter to give them that kiss o' green.  They are perfect with a bowl of soup or stew, or serve them with your corned beef and cabbage.  You'll find yourself wanting to make them for more that St. Paddy's day.

   St. Patrick's Day is the one magical day a year where you get to celebrate being Irish, even if you aren't! 😉  For some that means dying the river green or drinking a green beer.  Maybe you celebrate with corned beef and cabbage.

    Perhaps you strive to be a bit more authentic and knock back a pint of Guinness or sip an Irish coffee. You could start the day with some tea brack and end it with some Irish cream.

     Last year a leprechaun left green footprints at Little Dude's daycare and hid chocolate gold coins for the kids. There are as many ways to celebrate as there are people looking to do it.

brushing celtic knot rolls with herb butter

     So when trying to decide what to make for St. Patrick's Day this year, the options were many. Of course my thoughts first turned to something chocolate.

    Maybe a mousse or fun frosting. But not everything can be dessert, so I thought I should try to do something for the dinner table.

      So when I stumbled on some Celtic Knot rolls from Jo and Sue I knew I could take that idea and make them my own. They were fun to make and were delicious dipped in shortcut chicken stew.  They would also be fabulous dipped in a lamb stew if you are celebrating that way!

step by step pictures of forming trinity knot rolls

      The dough is a spin-off from my whole wheat pizza dough. It is simple to make and I already knew we like it, so there was no reason to stray too far.

   I just sized down the recipe and ran with it.  Too keep them softer, they were baked at a lower temperature as well.

      Shaping the rolls was fun. It's almost like making a pretzel, but you leave the tails long.

    You bring them together making almost a clover shape and then pinch all the edges to take them from round to pointed. Easy peasy!

bowl of chicken stew with a trinity knot roll

      After they baked, I brushed them with some garlic scallion butter to give them more flavor and color. The results were delicious and fun to serve. They were great for tearing and dunking but they are also yummy for snacking on while still warm from the oven! ☘

    How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

trinity knot rolls, St. Patrick's Day recipe, bread recipe
Yield: 8 servings

Celtic Knot Rolls

Celtic Knot Rolls

These Celtic knot rolls are easier to make than you'd think. They are soft and brushed in a tasty herb butter to give them that kiss o' green. They are perfect with a bowl of soup or stew, or serve them with your corned beef and cabbage. You'll find yourself wanting to make them for more that St. Paddy's day.
prep time: 2 hourcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 2 H & 10 M


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active dry yeast (or 1 package)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
Garlic Scallion Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


How to cook Celtic Knot Rolls

  1. In a medium bowl, mix sugar and water. Sprinkle with yeast and set aside for a few minutes while you gather the remaining ingredients.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, salt and both flours.
  3. Knead for about 10 minutes, or until you have nice smooth elastic dough. Add a bit more flour or water if needed to get the right consistency.
  4. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Place in a warm place and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
  5. Punch down dough, then let rest for about 10 minutes. Then place on a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Roll those pieces into "snakes" about a foot long.
  6. Shape each piece into a U. Then cross the ends, wrap the ends back over and pinch them together. See the pictures above for a visual.
  7. Pinch all of the places where the dough overlaps itself to secure and pinch the ends to give them the Celtic knot shape.
  8. Place on baking sheets that have been greased or lined with baking mats. Cover with towels and allow to rise again, about 45 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 400F.
  10. Bake rolls for about 10 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, place melted butter, garlic salt and chopped scallion in a small blender bowl and buzz for a couple of seconds.
  12. When rolls are finished baking, brush with butter and serve warm.


You can easily sub in all purpose flour for the whole wheat flour if you'd like.
You can also use your favorite herbs instead of a green onion if you prefer.
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These Celtic knot rolls are easier to make than you'd think.  They are soft and brushed in a tasty herb butter to give them that kiss o' green.  They are perfect with a bowl of soup or stew, or serve them with your corned beef and cabbage.  You'll find yourself wanting to make them for more that St. Paddy's day.


  1. Oh my goodness, these are frickin awesome! I love the shape, so festive and fun, not to mention, I know they are yummy! Happy weekend!

    1. Thank you so much! I was really pleased with how they turned out.

  2. I've cut back on my carbs, but I'm going to make an exception for these! The garlic scallion topping sounds fantastic.

  3. Loving these! I am the girl who puts up a Celtic tree every year, collects anything with a Scottish thistle, shamrock, or four-leaf clover on it, and can't help but swoon over the sound of bagpipes! I'm also the girl who is addicted to pretzels! You've pretty much just melted my heart!!!

  4. Very creative Carlee. These would be perfect with soup.

  5. How fun and yummy too! You should sell those on farmer's market for St. Patrick's 😁

  6. These are such a terrific idea and so pretty!

  7. Those are so pretty, and they held their shape while baking!

  8. So I would have never thought of these rolls in a million years! Now that I've seen them and read the recipe they are soooo happening this year at my house!

  9. You outdid yourself on this one! BTW - Dad has been asking for some homemade pretzels. We should make them soon.

  10. Garlic scallion butter sounds like the best topping for these! Delicious!

  11. These look delicious and I love the Garlic Scallion Butter on top!

  12. This is such a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day!

  13. Now these are right up my kid's alley! So fun!

  14. Such a beautiful addition to any meal. They look absolutely perfect. Garlic scallion butter sounds divine!

    1. The garlic scallion butter definitely takes them to the next level!

  15. These look so fun, Carlee! And this is such a great straightforward recipe. Gosh, they'd be good with anything!

    1. Thank you! I figured I'd stick with what I know and pretty it up a bit!

  16. These are so, so cool! I love the idea and haven't seen anything else like them. What a great approach to a St. Patrick's Day themed roll!

    1. Thank you! It was fun to do something a bit different but still easy.

  17. Hi Carlee, after our Sunday walks we like to come home to a slow cooker full of hot soup which these rolls would go well with. Do you think they could be par baked and frozen?


    1. I think that would work great! Just warm them up and spread the butter on them when you get home <3

  18. Wow!! These are awesome!! I could eat a whole bunch of these. I love the Garlic Scallion Butter. Well, I like anything garlic!! Can't wait to try these.

    1. I admittedly ate more than my fare share ;-) I hope you love them!

  19. I am adding these to my recipes to try! They look delicious, especially that butter!

  20. How fun are these!?! I love this idea. They are so cute and look delicious.

  21. These are just beautiful! That garlic scallion butter is calling my name!

  22. These are adorable and so festive! Love these!

  23. This is a really cute idea, Carlee...Pinned...of course! Thanks for linking on Friday Frenzy! P~


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