Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Garlic Breadsticks



These remind me of The Olive Garden. I have always liked the breadsticks and the salad better than anything else. These are soft and fluffy and have a delicious topping. Careful! you will want to eat lots of them because they are extremely good. They are even great the next day.

  I cannot imagine life without pasta or bread no matter what anyone says!

You will need:

  • 1 cup warm water- 110-115 degrees F
  • 1 tsp traditional dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups all purpose flour - plus 1/4 cup extra for kneading on your counter.
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter - melted
Topping
  • 1/4 stick unsalted butter - melted
  • garlic powder 
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1.Add honey and dry yeast to warm water. Stir to dissolve and let sit 10 minutes to activate yeast.

2. In a large bowl add flour and salt. Stir to combine

3. In a small bowl add butter and microwave for 25 seconds to melt. If not completely melted swirl the bowl until it does.

4. Add the yeast mixture and the melted butter to the flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until you can no longer stir because the mix is too stiff.

5. Pour contents onto the counter cleaning out everything in the bowl with the wooden spoon or your hands.

6. Knead dough with your hands to incorporate all flour. Use a sprinkle of additional 1/4 cup flour at a time as necessary until your dough no longer feels sticky to the touch. If you do not use all the extra flour there is nothing wrong. You will use more or less depending on humidity in your room.

7. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the large bowl and use the dough ball to rub oil all around bowl. Flip ball over to get fully coated. Cover and let rise on counter until double in size. 1 - 2 hours. The time is a guide, it's more important to let dough double in size than rely on exact time. I usually give my dough the full 2 hours.

8. Once doubled remove dough onto lightly floured counter and divide dough in half and then keep dividing portions in half until you get 8 pieces. This will make nice large breadsticks.

9. roll out each piece into itself to create logs and place on a parchment lined baking sheet (or silpat silicone mat)

10. Let rise another 45 minutes until they rise a second time.

11. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden.

12. While breadsticks are baking melt butter in a small bowl and in another small bowl add garlic powder, onion powder and salt.

13. remove from oven and brush breadsticks immediately while still hot with melted butter and sprinkle on spice mix to taste. As a final touch you can grate some fresh Parmesan on the hot bread........so good!


1. Add honey and dry yeast to warm water. Stir to dissolve and let sit 10 minutes to activate yeast. 



   2. In a large bowl add flour and salt. Stir to combine

   3: In a small bowl add butter and microwave for 25 seconds to melt. If not completely melted swirl                  
       the bowl until it does.



   4. Add the yeast mixture and the melted butter to the flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until you can    no longer stir because the mix is too stiff.



5. Pour contents onto the counter cleaning out everything in the bowl with the wooden spoon or your hands.

6. Knead dough with your hands to incorporate all flour. Use a sprinkle of additional 1/4 cup flour at a time as necessary until your dough no longer feels sticky to the touch. If you do not use all the extra flour there is nothing wrong. You will use more or less depending on humidity in your room.


7. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the large bowl and use the dough ball to rub oil all around bowl. Flip ball over to get fully coated. Cover and let rise on counter until double in size. 1 - 2 hours. The time is a guide, it's more important to let dough double in size than rely on exact time. I usually give my dough the full 2 hours.



8. Once doubled remove dough onto lightly floured counter and divide dough in half and then keep dividing portions in half until you get 8 pieces. This will make nice large breadsticks.



9. roll out each piece into itself to create logs and place on a parchment lined baking sheet (or silpat silicone mat)



10. Let rise another 45 minutes until they rise a second time. 



11. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden.

12. While breadsticks are baking melt butter in a small bowl and in another small bowl add garlic powder, onion powder and salt.


13. remove from oven and brush breadsticks immediately while still hot with melted butter and sprinkle on spice mix to taste. As a final touch you can grate some fresh Parmesan on the hot bread........so good!








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