Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quick breadsticks

I like this breadstick recipe because it makes yeasty breadsticks, but is ready from the idea to the table in an hour.  You could mix it by hand or in the stand mixer, but my favorite way is in the food processor.

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.

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