Friday, January 7, 2011

Garlic Breadsticks

Modified a bread recipe and it came out pretty good.

Garlic Breadsticks

1 tbsp active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm (110-115 degree) water
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp melted and cooled butter
3 cups all-purpose flour


1/4 cup butter
1/2 tbsp garlic salt
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
dry parsley flakes

Mix water, yeast and sugar in a mid sized mixing bowl and let sit for two to three minutes. Add salt and half of the flour and beat until smooth. Add the rest of the flour until the batter becomes a soft dough that cleans the bowl. Place on a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and turn the dough ball once to coat with grease. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours, or the dough doubles in size. I like to open the oven and set it to 170 degrees. I will then leave the bowl of dough on the open door. Punch the dough down. Now grease a 14"-16" pizza pan. Place the dough on the pizza pan and flatten out. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the flattened dough in half and then into 1 inch strips. Cover the pan with a damp towel and let dough rise for another 30 minutes.

For the topping, melt 1/4 cup of butter. Add the garlic salt and garlic powder to the butter and brush the tops of the breadsticks. Heat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Open oven and brush more butter and garlic onto the breadsticks at 10 minute intervals. At the last 10 minutes, sprinkle parsley flakes on top and allow to finish baking until the sticks are golden brown.

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