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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Garlic Breadsticks

My little boy really liked helping me with this recipe. He thought making "snakes" with the dough was so fun!

1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 tablespoon butter, melted
Parmesan cheese

1.In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. (continue to step 2)
1. Place first 9 ingredients in mixing bowl. Using dough hook, mix until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, you may need a little more flour or water. Once dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl, knead for 5-7 minutes. Place on a lightly floured surface. (continue to step 2)
2. Divide into 20 portions. Shape each into a ball; roll each into a 9-in. rope. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush warm breadsticks with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan.