Italian Breadsticks

Here is a tasty and simple recipe for breadsticks that go well with soup or a simple bruschetta. The prep time was about 30 minutes, inactive time was 45 minutes, and baking time was 15 minutes, for a total time of 1.5 hours.

Yield: 8 breadsticks

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 and 1/8 cups of flour (2 cups + 2 tbsp)
  • warm water separated as 2/3 cup and 2 tbsp
  • 1 and 1/8 tsp yeast (half of a package of yeast)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning mix
  • 2 tsp garlic salt

Topping

  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • a pinch of Italian seasoning mix
  • shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Add 2 tbsp of warm water to the yeast in a large bowl. Mix it well, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate container, mix the flour, sugar, Italian seasoning, and salt together.
  3. Once the yeast is ready, add the dry mixture, the remaining water, and the olive oil to it.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes in this bowl, until it is slightly sticky.
  5. Flour a flat surface and transport the dough there. Knead it by hand until it is very smooth, about 3 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough into a log at approximately 1 inch thickness.
  7. Bisect the log until you have 8 pieces.
  8. Set the dough aside to rest under a towel in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  10. Lightly oil the bottom of a cooking pan or a cookie sheet.
  11. Place the bread sticks in the pan, and brush them with olive oil.
  12. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning mix and the shredded cheese (if using it).
  13. Bake for about 15 minutes.
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