Sunday, February 24, 2008

softest breadsticks ever

you haven't had a bread stick until you have eaten these.

1 T yeast
1 1/2 c water
2 T sugar
1/2 t salt
3 C flour
1 cube butter
dissolve yeast in water. mix dry ingredients and then add water mixture. mix and knead for 3 minutes (you can do this in a mixer, bosch or kitchen aid)
cover and rise for 10 minutes
roll our to 1/2 inch thickness. melt 1 cube of butter and pour over cookie sheet. cut dough with pizza cutter and dip each bread stick in butter~both sides {that's right}

flavoring these bad boys - i like.....
parmesan over the top regardless but, sometimes, i add to the butter some crushed rosemary and a TB or 2 of honey to the butter. mmmmmmm. and i like to cut the bread sticks and twist them fancy if my artistic expression is screaming to get out. sure makes it purdy.
or else, i like to add some oregano, basil and fresh minced garlic to the butter.
use your favorite combos
after you get them gussied up, let rise one more time for 15 minutes and the cook for 20 minutes at 350.
i like to sprinkle the parmesan on right before they go in, they tend to absorb the butter if you mix them in with the butter.


Cafe Johnsonia said...

I can't stop thinking about these--seriously. I must make them! I think they'll be perfect for Sunday night. Thanks for the recipe!

Tai Christensen said...

I found your blog through a friend of a friend. I made these breadsticks last night and my family LOVED them! Thanks for the quick and easy recipe!