Monday, October 11, 2010

Easy Breadsticks

I am not really a bread maker, I wish I could whip up heavenly dinner rolls but I have yet to master that. I try but mostly mine turn out mediocre. I really love these bread sticks because they are easy, fast and they always turn out, even for someone like me when it comes to yeast bread.

Easy Breadsticks

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp instant yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2-4 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tablespoon garlic salt
1-2 tsp italian seasonings of your choice
4 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Mix together water, yeast, sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl or electric mixer and knead for three minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Brush 1-2 TBSP olive oil onto the bottom of a cookie sheet. Roll out thebreadstick dough about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick and large enough to fit onto baking sheet. Place whole sheet of dough on baking sheet, then brush 1-2 TBSP olive oil over top of dough making sure it is all lightly covered. Sprinkle garlic salt and herbs of choice over top of olive oil. Using a pizza cutter, cut breadsticks into desired length and width. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.
Remove plastic wrap and place in preheated oven and allow to bake for 15-17 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush melted butter all over top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Source: Siggy Spice via Baking and Creating with Avril