I was in the mood for some sort of bread the other night. I am kind of a carb-o-holic. I had already made cookies, but I needed something salty. I settled on these breadsticks and they turned out to be everything I had hoped they would be. The best part about them is that they are quick and simple. Total resting/rise time is only 40 minutes, you can't beat that!
*Makes about 20-25 breadsticks, depending on how thick or thin you cut them (I actually made really long breadsticks so it made about 10 for me).
1 ½ cups warm water
1 tablespoon instant yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
3 ½ cups flour (I usually use a combination of unbleached all-purpose flour and white whole wheat flour but use whatever you have on hand!)
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted (for the baking sheet)
Mix all ingredients (except melted butter) in a large bowl or electric mixer and knead for three minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spread melted butter onto an 11X17-inch baking sheet. Roll out the breadstick dough about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Twist slightly if desired and place about 1/2-inch apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic salt, herbs of choice (I vary this depending on my mood but it usually consists of rosemary, basil, or thyme in some form and crushed finely) and parmesan cheese. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes. Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees until golden brown.
Recipe Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe