Bread Sticks



Who does not love Breadsticks, I love them on its own with a butter and garlic sauce, you might like them with a Marinara Sauce. Breadsticks are easy to accomplish and fun to recreate with your kids; you can roll them in sticks, tangled them together. Also you can just roll the dough in a triangle, add the cheese in center and bake as a pizza and then cut them in sticks.
I leave you here with the recipe from my school book, On Cooking a Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals. Haven't change anything, I might have done some variations, but the formula is perfect. 

Ingredients:

1/2 oz             Active Dry Yeast
10 oz              Warm Water
1 oz                Sugar
4 oz                Olive Oil
2 tsp               Salt
1 lb+ 2 oz       Bread Flour
As Needed     Egg Wash
3 Tbsp            Sesame Seeds

Preparation

  1. Stir the yeast, water and sugar together in a mixer bowl.
  2. Blend in the oil, salt and 8 oz of the flour.
  3. Gradually add the remaining flour. Knead the dough until it is smooth and cleans the sides of the bowl, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Roll the dough into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough into 24 even pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist; bring the ends together, allowing the sides to curl together. Place on a paper-lined sheet-pan.
  6. Brush with egg wash and top with sesame seeds. Let the sticks rise until double, approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Bake at 375*F until golden brown, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

My Comments

  • Be very careful with your Kitchen-Aid, remember your limit is speed 2.
  • I do not like breadsticks with sesame seeds, what i do is, brush them with butter and sprinkle with Herbs of Provence.
  • Try rubbing them with butter and Parmesan as soon as they come out of the oven.

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