Who doesn't love a good, carby breadstick? They can be sprinkled with garlic and sea salt, rosemary and pepper, cinnamon and sugar or any other combination of toppings your little heart desires. They go with just about any meal or can be eaten alone as a snack. And they're simple! One thing we love about breadsticks is that they don't require two rises and a punch down. Just one 20 to 30 minute rise and then bake. Easy peasy.
They're also fun to make with kids. The kids can form the dough into all sorts of shapes. Like edible Playdoh.
Either way, these breadsticks are delectable. We highly recommend you make them immediately.
Rating: 1/2 assedHere's what you need and how you do it
1 cup warm water (not hot)
1 packet yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
3-1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, room temperature
1 Tablespoon salt
Melted butter to brush over tops
Your choice of toppings
Mix warm water, sugar and yeast and let proof for 10 minutes (or until mixtures puffs up a little). Mix with flour, water, salt, and butter. If you have a mixer with a dough hook, knead with this for about 5 minutes. Otherwise, lay dough on hard, flat surface and knead by hand until dough is soft and elastic.
Tear off dough balls and shape into desired sticks, rings, or twists. Place on cookie sheets or pizza stone and let rise for 20 to 30 minutes. (We place dough in a 100-degree oven for rising.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with toppings. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tops are just turning golden. Remove from oven, but eat as many warm ones as you can.
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