Thursday, July 1, 2010

Braided breadsticks

I like this bread recipe because it makes a good, yeasty bread stick, but from start to finish they are done in about an hour. (Or more, depending on how much "help" I have.) Abigail learned to braid last week, so I made the dough and she shaped them.

Combine and let get bubbly:
1 cup warm water
3 tbl sugar
2 1/2 tsp yeast

In mixer bowl, stir together:
3 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt

Turn on the mixer with the bread hook.
Drizzle in 1/4 cup oil. Slowly add the yeasty water and then let the mixer combine and then knead the dough.

Roll out into a 10x12 rectangle.
Cut into strips. (About 1/4 inch wide.)
Use three strips and braid, place onto a greased cookie sheet.
Let rise for about 20 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick they ended up.
Brush with butter, and sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan cheese.

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