Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I am such a sucker for breadsticks. What can I say, I love carbs! These twisty garlic breadsticks are wonderful when served with a side of hot pizza sauce for dipping. Mmmm... Heavenly! They are soft, buttery, cheesy and garlicky. I might even like these better than pizza!
Twisty Garlic Breadsticks
Makes 12-16 | adapted from Our Best Bites
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
3-4 1/2 cups flour, divided
Butter, as needed to brush on top
Garlic Powder (to taste)
Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
1. Combine water, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer (or bowl) and let stand for about 10 minutes until the yeast is bubbly. Add in the salt and stir. Add 2 cups of the flour and mix well until smooth. Gradually add more flour until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of your bowl and is a little sticky.
2. Spray a glass or metal bowl with cooking spray and place dough in the bowl. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes or until double in bulk.
3. Remove dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Roll into a rectangle about 9 inches wide and 18 inches long. Cut into 12 strips with a pizza cutter. Twist the dough being careful not to stretch it out too much. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover the pan with a cloth and allow the dough to rise for about 30 more minutes.
4. When there are 15 minutes left on the rise, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Rub some butter on the top of the breadsticks and then sprinkle with garlic and parmesan cheese.