Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quick and Easy Breadsticks

I love breadsticks so much. They are such a comfort food. However, I rarely make breadsticks. It's just too many carbs. I've been craving breadsticks for a while now so I indulged. I served these with some baked chicken and some asparagus-such a yummy dinner! I got this recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up.

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/2- 4 cups flour
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese (I only used about half this amount)
garlic bread seasoning

Mix the water, sugar and yeast together in a measuring cup or in the bottom of your mixer. Let it sit for 5 minutes. 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. Melt the butter and pour half of it into a jelly roll pan (large cookie sheet). 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. 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! Pour the other half of the butter onto the dough. Spread it around with your hands. Sprinkle some garlic bread seasoning all over the dough, and then the Parmesan cheese. With a pizza cutter cut the dough into strips and then cut strips in half. Put the pan into a 170 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes. The breadsticks should rise about 1 inch. Turn you oven up to 350 and bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy warm!

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