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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Soft Italian Bread Sticks

When I made Chicken Romano I also made these bread sticks. Yet another success. These are so soft and tasty. I will cut back a bit on the Italian seasoning next time though, think it was just a bit much.
1 cup warm water
3 TBL soft butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups AP or bread flour
2 TBL sugar
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (think 1/2 would do)
3/4 tsp garlic powder
2 1/4 tsp yeast.
* See note below for bread machine dough.
Proof yeast in warm water, until bubbling. Add butter, salt, garlic, Italian Seasoning, sugar and 1/2 the flour. Mix...I use a Kitchen Aide.... using dough hook continue to mix and add flour 1/2 cup at a time. You will have a nice soft dough. Romove from bowl, need just a couple of times on floured board. Divide in half and then cut into 12 pieces. Roll the pieces out to long rope (about 10-12 inches) fold over and then twist. Pinch ends.. Place on parchment lined sheet, cover and let rise, about 20-30 minutes. Place about 2 inches apart.
**If you use a bread machine, just use the dough cycle, following the directions for making dough, then remove and knead for a couple of times. **
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes until golden brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE or they will be tough. As soon as you take them out of the oven, brush with melted butter and sprinkle Parmesan cheese. Enjoy. YUM, YUM, YUM.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week and upcoming Holiday Season. I am off to see my Son, Daughter- in-law and 2 wonderful grandchildren. I will be baking, cooking etc while I'm there so if I make anything for posting I will do that when I return.
Remember to Find the time to Do all the thing YOU love.
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