1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
1 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp butter, softened
4-5 cups flour
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp garlic powder
For the dough, pour the water into a stand mixer with the sugar and
yeast, let that sit and froth for about 10 minutes. Add salt, butter,
and 2 cups of flour. Mix the dough on low. Add the rest of the flour a
half cup at a time, until dough scrapes the sides of the bowl clean. Mix
the dough about 5 minutes on medium speed, until it's soft and easy to
work with. Roll the dough out into a long log, spray a knife with
cooking spray and cut the dough into 12-14 pieces. Roll those pieces
into about 6 inch long snakes. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking
spray, and lay the breadsticks out leaving about 2 inches between each
one. Place them in the oven with the temperature turned to 170 degrees.
Let them rise for about 15 minutes, or until doubled in size.( I have
also let them sit at room temp until they are doubled in size and then
bake them in the oven) Once risen, brush them with the 1 1/2 T of melted
butter and sprinkle them with salt. Now preheat the oven to 400 degrees
and bake them for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. While they are
baking combine the rest of the melted butter with 1/4 t garlic powder.
When the breadsticks are golden brown, remove them from the oven and
brush them with the butter/garlic mixture.
What I did differently from the recipe:
What I'll do differently next time:
Well, neutral, I think. Obviously mine don't even start to compare to the picture on the blog I got this recipe from. But the taste was good. They didn't taste like Olive Garden breadsticks, but still good. I think I am going to try this recipe again and see if I can perfect it. I would still recommend trying this recipe because they were good - I just had really high expectations!!