easy, soft bread sticks

Easy, Soft Bread Sticks

I had made some of my spaghetti the other day and let it bubble away at the stove all afternoon. I ran some errands and when I got home it was close to dinner. As I was making our salad, I wished I would have made some bread sticks. I knew there had to be a recipe out there that could be made quick and easy, yet with no sacrifice to flavor. I found it and changed it up a bit. They were absolutely delicious! 

Make these anytime in a pinch for an accompaniment to any meal.

breadstick dough ready for shaping
buttered, herbed, baked and ready to eat

breadsticks accommodate our spaghetti and meatballs beautifully

recipe from LovedBakedIn
printable recipe
1 cup warm water
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup oil
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tsp. yeast 
1/4 stick melted butter
1-2 tsp. garlic powder 
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. kosher salt

Dissolve your yeast, warm water and sugar in a mixing bowl (giving it a quick stir to combine) until proofed. You'll know it is ready when the mixture looks foamy and bubbly.

Add your salt and oil and slowly add your flour adding it a little at a time until you get a soft dough. Do not add all your flour at once and run the risk of adding too much flour and producing a stiff  dough. Take the dough out and continue kneading for about 5 minutes. Your dough should feel light and soft. 

Roll out into a 10x12 rectangle and cut into 1-inch strips. Give each strip a twist and place on a greased baking sheet. Let rise for 20-minutes or more.

Melt 1/4 stick of butter in a small bowl and using a pastry brush, brush the bread sticks with the melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic salt, a little kosher salt, and dried basil.

Bake at 375 F. for 10-15 minutes 


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