Breadsticks are good with soup, breadsticks are good with salad, breadsticks are good to eat alone or dipped in some marinara sauce. Any way you eat them they go down easy. These are crispy, crunchy, salty and garlicky. They are also easy to put together.
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1 cup of warm water
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp white sugar or honey
- 2 1/2 cups of white flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp granulated garlic or powder
- 1 tsp basil
- ground fresh pepper to taste
- coarse salt or Parmesan for sprinkling (optional)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 2 cloves of garlic, grated
- 1/2 tsp of granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
Turn your oven on the lowest setting.
In a medium-large bowl add water and yeast and stir to combine. Once yeast is dissolved add herbs, garlic, sugar and salt.
Add 1 cup of flour and combine well. Beat in butter, then add remaining flour. Form dough into a smooth ball.
Remove from original bowl to clean and oil, replace dough back into bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a clean dish towel.
Turn oven off, and place dough in the center and let proof for about 40 minutes.
To make basting butter simply melt butter, and combine all ingredients, set aside.
Remove dough from oven and pre-heat oven to 350.
Sperate dough in half, then each piece in half two more times so you have eight even pieces.
Prepare a cookie sheet with olive oil. With you hands make each dough piece into a long rope and place on cookie sheet. You can stop here and place them in the oven but if you want them to look like mine, continue the instructions. Once all eight are resting, push down the dough to flatten with fingers. Pick up on end and flip or twist a small section. This can be difficult cause the dough is really soft, some times if you get a good twist to the middle, starting on the opposite side and twisting in the same direction works best.
Once dough is styled to your liking, place in oven for about 8-10 minutes. Remove and baste with 1/2 of the butter mixture and sprinkle salt or Parmesan. Adjust them temperature to 375 and cook for another 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
Remove breadsticks from oven and baste with remaining garlic butter. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.