Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 27: Quick and Easy Breadsticks

From my favorite food blog "Jamie Cooks it Up"

1 1/2 c warm water
2 TB sugar
1 TB yeast 
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2-4 c flour
1/4 c butter 
3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
Johnny's Garlic Seasoning

Mix the water, sugar and yeast together in a measuring cup or in the bottom of your mixer. Let it set for 5 minutes. Add the salt and the flour, one cup at a time, until it is well incorporated. Mix on high for 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. Melt the butter and pour half of it into a jelly roll pan. Place the dough in the center of the pan. Let it sit for 2 or 3 minutes. Letting the dough rest makes it much easier to shape.Spread the dough out flat onto the pan until it reaches all of the edges. Pour the other half of the butter onto the dough. Spread it around with your hands. Sprinkle Johnny's Garlic Seasoning over the dough and then the Parmesan cheese. With a pizza cutter cut the dough into three rows lengthwise, and then into about 12 rows the other way. Put the pan into a 170 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes. The bread sticks should rise about 1 inch. Turn the oven up to 350 and bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. When they come out of the oven let them sit and rest again for about 5 minutes. Then redefine the cutting lines with a pizza cutter.