Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

I love love love breadsticks. Is there anyone that doesn't though?
This recipe makes about 30 sticks, so plan on eating them for days...or freezing some dough...or having me over for dinner :)

You need:
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups warm water
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
4.5-5 cups flour

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp. grated parmesan
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tbsp. of sugar in 1 cup of water.
Once dissolved, add the oil, egg, salt, 2 cups of the flour, remaining sugar, and remaining water.
Beat until smooth. Stir in enough flour now to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead 6-8 minutes, til elastic-like. (If you are freezing half of this recipe, freeze after kneading)
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease entire ball of dough. Cover and let rise til doubled, 40 min.
Punch the dough down and turn onto floured surface again. Divide into 30 pieces and shape each into a 6 inch rope. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Cover and let rise again til doubled, 25 min.
Bake at 400 for 10-12 min.
In a small bowl, cream together butter, parmesan, and garlic powder. Brush over sticks while they're still hot, or serve on the side.

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