Wednesday September 5, 2007

     These soft breadsticks are quick and easy.  The recipe can be increased easily (I’ve tripled it successfully).  There are some easy variations listed at the end for you, too.  We had these tonight with our quiche.  They are great with a main dish salad, soup, or pasta dish too.  This is a recipe that hangs next to my baking center all the time for an easy, quick fix anytime. 

SOFT BREADSTICKS

     In a small bowl combine:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (whole wheat flour is great, too; or any combination of white and whole wheat flour)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
     Gradually stir in 2/3 cup milk and stir to make a very soft dough.  Turn dough onto floured surface and knead gently 3-4 times.  Roll into a 10x5x1/2 inch rectangle (larger, of course, if you’ve increased recipe), and cut into 12 strips.
     Place 3 Tablespoons melted butter into a 9 x 13 (or larger for larger recipe) baking pan.  Place breadsticks in melted butter, turn to coat.  Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sesame seeds.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Bake at 450° for 14 – 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Variations:
     1.  After turning breadsticks in butter, top with 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon crushed, dried parsley flakes.
     2.  After turning breadsticks in butter, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar for a fun subsitute for toast at breakfast time.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your households!
Proverbs 31:27

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1 comment to Wednesday September 5, 2007

  • I made the breadsticks tonight with the garlic & parsley. Now, I totally missed the let sit for 10 mins and just popped them right in the oven. I’m guessing that they rise a bit during that 10 min rest? Even though I forgot that step, my husband said they are the best breadsticks I have ever made!!

    Thank you for sharing!!

    Dawn