Now here is a fantastic recipe for breadsticks. My husband and I have decided that the dough used for pizza is not good for breadsticks. Why they are usually in the same category we are not sure because the dough for pizza is all wrong for good, fluffy breadsticks. I found the blog Cooking Classy through, what else, Pinterest and this recipe tastes just as good as it looks. We had a basic dinner of spaghetti, sauce, and spinach as a salad, when my husband suggested making breadsticks to round out the meal. I jumped at the chance to try out this recipe and it turned an okay dinner into a great one.
1 C. + 2 Tbs. hot water (110-115°)
1 1/4 tsp. dry active yeast
1/2 tsp. sugar
3 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. canola oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- In the bowl of your mixer put in the water, yeast, and sugar. Mix with a whisk attachment until both sugar and yeast are dissolved. Let sit for 10 minutes, until the yeast starts to foam.
- Sift 1 1/2 C. flour and salt.
- Switch to the dough hook and mix the flour and canola oil into the yeast mixture. Add the rest of the flour. The dough should be slightly sticky. Put the dough into a buttered bowl, cover, and let rise for 1- 1 1/2 hours in a warm place. I let my dough rise in the oven after turning it on to warm slightly. The dough will take longer to rise if it is not warm enough.
- Once the dough has doubled turn it onto a lightly floured surface and cut it into 12 pieces (aprox. 2 oz. a piece), and roll into 9″ breadsticks. Keep the dough and the formed breadsticks covered while finishing. Place the finished breadsticks onto a cookie sheet on top of parchment paper.
- Let the breadsticks rise for 45 minutes to an hour, turning on the oven to 425° for the last 20 minutes of the rise.
- Once the breadsticks have risen the desired amount bake them for 13-15 minutes.
- As soon as they come out of the oven brush them with butter and sprinkle with the mixture of salt and garlic powder.
Barely adapted from Cooking Classy’s Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat Recipe.