Friday, January 21, 2011

Bread Sticks

School was cancelled even before it started snowing today. Yesterday, they were calling for 35 cm (14 inches) of snow between this morning and tomorrow morning. Today, they cut the amount in half; but that is still a fair bit of snow. So far, we are up to about 2 inches, maybe 3, and it is easing off; so we may be lucky. Off at three, i decided to trudge home through the snow and make a comforting dinner. 

I got the idea for bread sticks from two different blogs; but the recipe i tried came from Just Cook Already.  I decided they would go perfect with a lasagna, and i can take some with me tomorrow for lunch to! 

Bread Sticks.

1 + 1/2 cups warm water.
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast.
3 +1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt. 

Combine first three ingredients and let sit five minutes, until yeast activates. Add flour and salt. Mix until smooth. Let rise in warm place for ten minutes. 
Roll out into a large square. Brush with melted butter mixed with garlic. Sprinkle with kosher salt. 
Fold in half, cut into 1 inch strips. Twist and place on baking sheet; let rise another 15 to 20 minutes. 
Bake at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until browned. Immediately after baking, brush with more garlic butter, sprinkle with more salt and grated Parmesan cheese. 

They look really delicious, and it made plenty! I ended up using all four of my cookie sheets. 

This is after i panned them, but before sitting for the 20 minutes. 

I also cheated and just used pre-made, store bought garlic butter. The recipe for the lasagna i am making is Here. I am going to go start it now; dinner is to be a bit late since i took the meat out at three it is still a bit frozen. This is my second foray into the land of yeast...guess there is no excuse now. Next weekend i am going to make the oatmeal bread I have been yearning to make (now if i can just find the is in one of the piles on the coffee table...hmmm). 


  1. These look delicious - especially with the garlic butter!

  2. wow - those are some cracking big bread sticks. Did they still turn out crispy / crunchy or more doughy.

    I think I want to make some big doughy breadsticks now :-)

  3. They are soft bread sticks, kind of like a dinner roll, but a bit heavier. Very yummy :-)