Sunday, March 6, 2011

Quick & Easy Breadsticks

I have tried 3 different yeast breadsticks recipes during the past month and these are my favorite! I found this recipe on the fun blog Jamie Cooks It Up. I love how easy the dough is to work with and they are truly ready in 45 minutes from start to finish!

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbs. sugar
1 Tb. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/2- 4 cups flour
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
Johnny's Garlic Seasoning (I used an Italian herb mix, but I'll be looking for Johnny's next time I'm at Costco's :)

  1. Mix the water, sugar and yeast together in a measuring cup or in the bottom of your mixer. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the salt and the flour, one cup at a time, until it is well incorporated. Mix on high for 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Melt the butter and pour half of it into a jelly roll pan (large cookie sheet). 
  4. Place the dough in the center of the pan. Let it sit for 2 or 3 minutes. Letting the dough rest makes it MUCH easier to shape. 
  5. Spread the dough out flat onto the pan until it reaches all of the edges. Doing all of the spreading and cutting of these bread sticks, in the pan makes cleaning up your counter so much easier! 
  6. Pour the other half of the butter onto the dough. Brush it on with a pastry brush or the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the Johnny's Garlic Seasoning all over the dough, and then the Parmesan cheese. 
  7. With a pizza cutter, cut the dough into three rows lengthwise, and then into about 12  rows, height wise. 
  8. Put the pan into a 170 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes. The breadsticks should rise about 1 inch.
  9. Turn your oven up to 350 and bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. When they come out of the oven, let them sit and rest again for about 5 minutes. 
  11. Use a knife or pizza cutter to redefine your lines and serve!
These would be amazing dipped in pizza sauce! Check out Jamie Cooks It Up for more amazing recipes...


moesmiles said...

I made these last weekend (I was out of Rhode's rolls to make our other favorite breadsticks) when I had Andrea's kids and they were a huge hit. I think Jane ate 3 & I cut them in half instead of in thirds so they were good sized. Mine didn't rise quite as much, but I think it may be that my yeast expires next week so it was a little slow. Thanks for the new recipe. Love how easy it was & will definitely make these again.

Alli grins said...

Monica, these breadsticks don't rise too much, but I think it's because they are so quick. It may be the yeast, but it also may be the method:) Glad you (and Jane) liked them!

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