Friday, January 22, 2010

Yummy Breadsticks

There is no better companion to a hearty bowl of soup or spaghetti and meatballs then BREADSTICKS! I wanted to try something new and after an online search I found these DELICOUS, QUICK, AND EASY babies! They make about 25 breadsticks and they all dissappeared VERY QUICKLY in our home last night! My three year old even asked if he could have more for breakfast this morning! The only adaptation I will make next time will be to add some extra melted butter to the top of the breadsticks before I sprinkle the herbs and cheese.


1 1/2 cups warm water
1 Tbl yeast
2 Tbl sugar
3 1/2-4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3-6 Tbls melted butter (for baking sheet)


melted butter (optional)
garlic salt
basil, thyme, rosemary (any combination of the three, whatever you like)
paremsan cheese


Mix warm water, yeast, sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl and knead for 3 minutes. (I used my Kitchen Aid and let my dough hook do all the kneading for me) Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. In the meantime, spread the melted butter onto baking sheet(s)...I used two sheets so each sheet had 3 Tbl melted butter spread on the bottom. On counter or bread board, roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/4-1/2 inch thick and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. (I cut the dough in half and made 10-12 strips per half) Place each strip onto baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart and, if desired, spread some more melted butter onto each piece. Sprinkle with garlic salt, rosemary, thyme, and/or basil (whatever herbs you like) and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let rise for 30 minutes and bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until nicely golden. Enjoy!