One of the things I want to share more of on this blog is recipes. I love to cook and I love to try out new recipes, although I almost always alter them to our tastes (similar to the way I “scraplift”…couldn’t let a post go by w/out mentioning scrapbooking now could I???).
Anyway, I’ve been looking for a recipe for some soft breadsticks and with some alterations this one was a winner for our family. As I share a picture I want to say that I was kinda lazy in shaping this dough into sticks, so they aren’t that “pretty”.
1 cup warm water
1 package (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast (quick rise)
3 tbsp soft butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 teaspoon Italian Herb
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tbsp butter, melted.
2/3 tsp garlic salt
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1. Add yeast to warm water. Allow this mixture to set for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in butter, salt, sugar, and italian herb seasoning.
3. Work in 3 cups flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead for approximately 3-4 minutes or until it starts getting smooth.
4. Cover and let rise for approximately 20 minutes, or until doubled
5. Punch down dough and divide into 2 portions. Cut each portion into 12 pieces, and shape each of these pieces into 4″-6″ ropes (for a total of 24 breadsticks).
6. Cover and let rise for approximately 20 minutes.
7. Bake at 350 Degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Halfway through baking, brush with topping (butter mixed with garlic salt), and sprinkle on parmesan cheese.