Saturday, February 26, 2011
1 cup warm water
3 Tbl brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp yeast (or 1 packet)
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
3 cups bread flour
In a small bowl mix the water, sugar and yeast. Leave it for a few minutes until it gets bubbly.
Put the flour and salt in the food processor. Mix a bit. Slowly add the oil thru the chute and let it mix. Slowly add the yeasty water until it is all combined. Continue to mix until the dough becomes a ball and goes round and round the food processor bowl 25 times.
Roll the dough out into a rectangle. Cut with a pizza wheel into 3/4" strips. For each strip, grab the ends and pinch together, then give it a twist, and place onto a greased cookie sheet. (I also end up making an 'A,' 'Z,' 'S,' and 'B.')
Let them rise about 20 minutes, covered.
Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, until golden.
Brush with butter. Add any optional toppings like garlic salt or parmesan cheese.