Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Italian Breadsticks

Ever since my husband accidentally bought bread flour last year, and I couldn't return it, knowing that the store would just throw it away, I have been on a bread kick. I have made cinnamon rolls, Ciabatta bread, white bread, Parmesan breadsticks and so much more. Most recently, we tried some Italian breadsticks.

Italian Breadsticks
1 c warm water
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 c bread flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
2 1/4 tsp (1 packet) yeast
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp grated Parmesean cheese

Place the bread ingredients in your bread maker in the order suggested by your machine. Use the dough cycle to make the dough.
Remove dough from bread machine and divide into balls. Roll each one into a 4-6" length. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

When the breadsticks are finished, mix the butter and Parmesean and brush over the warm breadsticks.

Some thoughts...
This recipe confirmed my theory that I could improve on the Ciabatta bread recipe by adding spices. The Italian seasoning and garlic smelled almost over-powering when the dough was mixing and rising, but in the end, the flavor was just right.

Eat these breadsticks all at once. We had a few left, but they don't deliver as well when they are cold and warming them just made them chewy.

This recipe was found on Money Saving Mom.


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