It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe on this blog—over three months to be exact! Well, today my recipe hiatus ends and I’m excited to share this gem of a recipe I discovered earlier this year; it’s so good that it has a permanent home in my recipe binder!
Nothing compares to the taste and texture of fresh bread, but baking homemade bread can be laborious. Not these breadsticks though! They are buttery and delicious, even made with yeast—yet they are so simple to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand. Your family will love them, your kiddos with love them, your friends will love them, and of course I think you will love them too!
They pair perfectly with any Italian dish, a soup and salad meal, or just plain and simple by themselves. My biggest piece of advice with this recipe is to make sure to use a cookie sheet with an EDGE; otherwise the butter will ooze all over your oven alarming the smoke detector to start screaming—that may or may not have happened to me the first time I made these. 😉
Yield: 10-12 Breadsticks
1 tablespoon yeast
1 ½ cups warm water
3 ½ cups flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ c butter
1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt; add the yeast mixture and stir together.
3. Knead for 3 minutes and let rest for 10 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Melt the ½ cup of butter and pour onto baking sheet (with an edge).
5. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about the shape of the baking sheet. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into one-inch wide strips. Take each strip by the two ends, bring them together and twist to form breadsticks. Roll each breadstick around in the butter and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garlic salt (or whatever seasonings you like). Let them rise for 10 minutes.
6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Best served warm!