Thursday, May 30, 2013

best breadsticks ever.

The Best Breadsticks Ever from Shalee:
via The Farm Girl Recipes

3 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup butter
Parmesan cheese
garlic salt
parsley flakes (optional)

1.  Combine water, yeast, and sugar in bowl of a stand mixer that is fitted with a dough hook.  In medium bowl combine flour, and salt.  Once yeast is bubbly add dry ingredients and knead for 2 minutes.  (If dough is super sticky add small amounts of flour until dough stops sticking to sides). Let rise 20 minutes.

2.  While dough is rising, preheat oven to 400°F.  Melt cube of butter, and pour onto cookie sheet (I use a jelly roll size). Sprinkle the butter with garlic salt and Parmesan cheese.

3.  Once dough has risen, roll the dough into a rectangle the size of the cookie sheet, and use a pizza cutter to cut into 12 one inch wide strips. Double the long pieces of dough in half, and twist to form the bread stick.  Roll each bread stick around in the butter in the pan until completely covered. When all bread sticks are arranged in the pan, sprinkle tops with a little more garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. Don't be shy, get 'em good! Add parsley if desired.

4.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they start browning.  Remove and enjoy!  This makes 12 large bread sticks, or 18-24 smaller bread sticks.

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