|They taste just like the ones you get from the restaurants!|
This recipe is adapted from All Recipes but with some minor changes. The direction states to use a bread machine and since I don't own one, I made them the old fashion way. I personally like doing it this way anyway because I think the bread taste better and I just love proofing yeast and kneading the dough :)
Makes 16-20 breadsticks
- 1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80 degrees F)
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh (or dry) basil
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
In a small bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast. Stir and and leave for 10 minutes to dissolve.
In a separate large bowl, combine oil, grated cheese, garlic powder, salt and basil. Add the yeast mixture. Add flour one cup at a time. If the dough seems too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Return the dough to the bowl, cover, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1-2 hours.
When the dough has doubled in size, punch down the dough with your first. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Divide into 16-20 portions and shape each into a ball. Roll each ball into a 9 inch rope and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes to an hour.
Bake at a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Brush warm breadsticks with butter and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.