Herb Breadsticks

Herb Breadsticks

4 ½ tsp. active dry yeast
2 ¼ cup warm water
4 ½ tsp. sugar
2 ¼ tsp. salt
5 cups all purpose flour
2 TBSP olive oil or butter

Herb Mix
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 TBSP garlic powder
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tsp. parsley

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar and salt. Stir in flour, ½ cup at a time, to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes (dough will still be slightly sticky). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

While dough is rising, combine ingredients for herb mix.

Punch dough down into a rectangle. Using a pizza cutter cut into 18 strips then roll into 12 inch lengths. If desired, make zigzag or swirled breadsticks by shaping them on a greased cookie sheet.

Brush with olive oil or butter; sprinkle with herb mix. Bake at 425 F for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm. Store any remaining herb mix in a tightly sealed container.

This same recipe makes fantastic pretzels. I like to double the recipe making half pretzels, half breasticks and store them in the freezer to add to quick snacks and meals. Thanks to the Family Fun magazine for the creative ideas on shaping breadsticks.


Kara said...

Do you let them rise again after you shape the bread sticks? I imagine you do.

Emily said...

Hi Kara, For these bread sticks I don't let them rise again after I've shaped them- I just put them right in the oven. Thanks!