May 17, 2009

Garlic Breadsticks



Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 oz active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

topping:
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

optional: grated Parmesan

Directions:
Stir together the milk, water, butter and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, sugar and yeast. Pour in the milk mixture and stir until the dough starts to come together, adding more water of the mixture looks dry or more flour if the mixture looks wet. If you have a stand mixer, use the dough hook to mix for about 8 minutes. If not, knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and wait until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour. Punch down the dough and divide into 6 even portions. Roll each between your hands until a smooth, approximately 8 inch long tube forms. Place on a lined baking sheet. Allow to rise 20 minutes (they should double in bulk) then gently stretch them out to slightly increase their length.


Cover the breadsticks with the towel again and set aside for 20 additional minutes minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400. Whisk together the butter, garlic powder and salt. Brush generously onto the tops of the rolls. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on both the top and the bottom and when tapped, they sound hollow. Immediately sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.


My thoughts:
I had never made breadsticks before but once I started thinking about them I couldn't get them out of my head. So I set out to make as simple yet satisfying a breadstick recipe that I could and this is what I ended up with. I must say, these are some great breadsticks. Easy to make, soft on the outside with a solid crust and a garlic flavor that isn't too overpower but isn't weak either. They are lovely dipped in a tomato based sauce or as a side dish to any meal.

13 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to make breadsticks! This looks like an easy enough recipe. Thanks!

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  2. These sound easy & delicious! I'm making mushroom lasagne for lunch...I might try to make these, too.

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  3. Wow yumm! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  4. These look great! We recently moved and left behind a little restaurant that served the most mouthwateringly delicious garlic knots. This would be a great way to fill the void at home.

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  5. We love making and having fresh garlic breadsticks in this house. I uslaly add some ground flax seed to them.

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  6. These look great Rachel amd so easy to make. Thanks so much for posting.

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  7. These look way too good! I love just about any type of bread or breadsticks.

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  8. Pull out the marinara sauce, so we can dip!

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  9. Breadsticks...yummie, love them, and most important seems easy to make.

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  10. Yum. I love bread in pretty much any form so this is right up my alley. And they don't look too difficult! Score on that count, too.

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  11. Since you know I like your recipes - just wanted to tell you that I made this dish last week and it was amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe, it is one we will be enjoying again and again!

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  12. just made these for dinner but used roasted garlic instead of garlic powder, yum

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