Monday, April 18, 2011

Homemade Bread Sticks

  • 1 1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 cups of flour
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Makes 20 bread sticks.
Combine the water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, it will become bubbly.

Add salt and stir. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour, mix well. Gradually add more flour until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl and it barely sticks to your finger.

Spray a metal or glass bowl with cooking spray and place the ball of dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes or until it's doubled in size.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Place parchment paper on a baking pan and coat with cooking spray. Gently roll the dough into a rectangle then cut into 20 strips with a pizza cutter.
Twist the dough and then place each twisted bread stick onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough making sure to leave some room between each bread stick. Cover pan and allow dough to rise for another 30 minutes.
When the bread is done rising, bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown. Rub the tops of the bread sticks with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt or parmesan cheese.

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