Friday, January 29, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks



I've been in a bread making mood recently.   Yesterday I made homemade rolls to go with our chicken stew for dinner.  Tonight we're having spaghetti, so I decided to make garlic breadsticks.  I found a recipe for Divine Breadsticks over at My Kitchen Cafe and thought they sounded really easy.   I sprinkled garlic powder and parmesan on them before baking, then brushed with butter as soon as they came out of the oven.  Next time I think I will put the garlic powder in the melted butter instead.  Either way, they taste great!  Enjoy!

*Makes about 20 breadsticks depending on how thick or thin you cut them.

Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups warm water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
3 ½ cups bread flour  (may need a little more depending on humidity)
½ teaspoon salt
garlic powder and parmesan cheese  (to taste)
3 tablespoons butter, melted (for the baking sheet), plus a little more to brush on after baking.


Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix water, yeast and sugar in large bowl or stand mixer bowl.  Let stand for 5 minutes to proof yeast.  Add flour and salt, knead for three minutes, until dough starts to pull away from bowl.  Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

Spread melted butter onto an 11X17-inch baking sheet. Roll out the breadstick dough about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Twist slightly if desired and place about 1/2-inch apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic and parmesan cheese. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes. Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees until golden brown.  Brush with a little extra melted butter. 

Fresh out of the oven

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