These garlic breadsticks make the perfect sidekick to just about any meal.  The best part?  You don’t have to wait for them to rise like most yeast breads!  The second best part?  They freeze very well and can be popped in the oven for five minutes (or the microwave for a minute) straight out of the freezer.  It beats what you can buy in the frozen section at your local grocery store!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1-½ cup warm water (105-110F)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3-½ cups all-purpose flour (I did 1/2 cup of this with whole wheat flour for added nutrition!)
  • ½ cup butter
  • Garlic salt
  • Parmesan cheese

Start by proofing the yeast.  Stir yeast in with warm water and let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.

In a separate bowl, combine sugar, salt, and flour.

I used my stand mixer with a dough hook, but you can definitely do it by hand.  Don’t be intimidated!

Add yeast/water mixture and knead for ten minutes until smooth and elasticy.  Let dough rest for ten minutes- it will make it easier to shape.

While you’re letting the dough rest, melt the butter and pour half onto your baking sheet.

I never claimed this was low-fat.

Form the dough into sticks- you can twist or braid them if you’re feeling fancy.

A trick I learned is that the closer you place bread next to each other, the more it will rise.  So, I put these suckers pretty darn close to each other in hopes that they’d be bigger.  It works!  They were maybe 1/2 inch apart.

Brush the remaining butter on top and sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden.

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