Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bread Sticks

Found an Olive Garden bread stick knockoff on pinterest and was very pleased!

1 1/2 cups warm water (between 110 - 120 degrees)
1 package active dry yeast
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt (I use way way less of this)

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast into the warm water. Let it sit about 10 minutes.

In your mixing bowl combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and butter to the flour and mix by using a wooden spoon or the paddle attachment on your mixer until fully combined.

Knead the dough for a few minutes until it is smooth but dont' over knead it.

Grease a cookie sheet and pull of pieces of the dough and roll it into the bread stick shape. I ended up with 12 bread sticks.

Cover the dough and let sit in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.

Preheat your oven to 400. Bake for 12 minutes, but brush on half this mixture after 7 minutes:

1 stick unsalted butter
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt

After they bake, brush the remaining half of the butter mixture on and allow to cool for a couple minutes before serving.

*I didn't use all the butter mixture I actually cut it in half. That is just too much butter for us. Even half  that was a lot of butter...

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