I am a little, tincy, wincy bit obsessed with bread. I blame bread and french fries for the reason I can't lose weight. Well, it isn't really their fault, it is really my inability to have self control in the presence of bread and fries that is the problem, but I digress...I bring you Olive Garden knock-off breadsticks.
I saw them on pinterest...of course.
So, since there was an Iron Chef Linky Party going on featuring Red Star Yeast, I decided I was required to make these breadsticks. It was like someone was holding a gun to my head.
They were fairly easy to make, especially since we were eating leftovers, I could focus solely on the breadsticks. Start with a cup and a half of warm water and dissolve two tablespoons of sugar and a packet of yeast.
Then cover the bowl of yeast water and let stand for 10 minutes. Then get four and a half cups of flour and a tablespoon of salt in your mixing bowl. Also, melt two tablespoons of butter to have ready. When the yeast water is nice and frothy add it with the melted butter to the flour mixture.
Then mix together with a dough hook until combined.
Then need the dough a few times. No need to take out your aggressions, just work it a bit.
Then I cut it up into several pieces to make the bread sticks out from.
I grabbed a helper too. Might as well have help rolling out the dough.
Then place on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Cover and put in an oven that has been heated to 200 degrees and then shut off as soon as the breadsticks go into the oven. I sprayed some cooking spray on saran wrap and covered the breadsticks so the dough wouldn't stick. Then let them rise for about 45 minutes. Take them out of the oven and turn the oven back on to 400 degrees. Pop them back in.
While they are baking melt half of a stick of butter and mix in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder with 1 teaspoon of salt into the melted butter.
After they have baked for 6-7 minutes, pull them out and brush on the butter garlic salt mixture and return to the oven for another 6-7 minutes. When you pull them out, brush with remaining butter.
Made the chicken lasagna seem like it wasn't the second night eating it!
Check out other great recipes using Red Star Yeast go check out the Iron Chef Challenge over at A Latte with Ott, A.
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