Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Garlic Breadsticks

So, I was going to take a picture of these breadsticks this morning when I had natural light and my third child (there is something about third children, isn’t there?) ate half of each one of what was leftover of the breadsticks from last night for breakfast this morning while I was busy with other things. So, because of that, I have no pictures for you other than what you got with the soup yesterday. 

These breadsticks couldn’t be easier and they have the perfect texture and are buttery and delicious. These are maybe not the best things to have around if you are trying to lose weight though. I got the original recipe from a neighbor years ago who has since moved. I changed it to suit our tastes a little bit and our whole family loves them! Just be careful not to over salt them with the garlic salt like I seem to tend to do. More is not better in this instance.

Garlic Breadsticks

1 ½ cups warm water
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter
Garlic salt

Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl until yeast and sugar are dissolved. In a medium bowl mix the flour and salt together. Make a well in the center and add the water mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until it’s a smooth dough. Turn out onto a heavily floured surface and knead with floured hands for 3 minutes. The dough will be sticky, so don’t worry. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes. While the dough is resting, preheat oven to 350 degrees and put ¼ cup butter in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan and stick it in the oven until the butter is melted. Roll out dough with a floured rolling pin to about ¼ to ½ of an inch thick. Using a pizza cutter cut the dough into 1 ½ inch thick strips then cut the other direction in about 4 inch long pieces so you have rectangles. Carefully transfer into your 9x13 inch pan over the butter so the pieces of dough are touching, but aren’t squished. Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave and using a basting brush, spread butter on the top of all the dough pieces. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


Jen said...

I can't wait to try this, Melissa! Thank you for the recipe.

islandgirl said...

I'm so glad you posted this, do you know how long I've had, "Make Melissa's breadsticks" on my to do list? I just found the paper from a few years ago, ha ha1

micki @ ADD housewife said...

yum yum :)

Melissa said...

Clarice, you should make them! They really are very easy!

MandeeFranee said...

sweet! I am so trying these out! that breadstick in the picture with the soup yesterday just looks YUM! :)

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