I’m not sure what got into me – it was a record-breaking week here in Arizona with temps reaching 118 degrees, and I suddenly get the idea that I should turn on the oven and make some homemade Buttery Garlic Breadsticks!
Actually, I do know the cause of my sudden urge to bake… I’ve been binge watching The Great British Baking Show! Have you all seen it? I just love everything about it. That Mary Berry is a sweetheart and her cohost Paul Hollywood is one straight shooter, which I think is just as endearing. If you love to bake, and appreciate a good British accent, you’ve got to check it out!
Are they hard to make you ask? Of course not! I actually just used the pizza dough recipe I’m already familiar with, but just shaped them into breadsticks by folding and twisting, and then topped them with a nice butter, butter, and Parmesan cheese. You should have seen the boys devour these! They are tender and fluffy, and it’s hard to beat a warm soft breadstick right out of the oven!
If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, you will be golden here. Just let it do all the hard work of mixing and kneading the dough, and then let it rest for the first proof, until it has at least doubled in size.
Then roll out the dough into a rectangle (about 8 by 15 inches) on a floured surface.
Use a pizza cutter to make about a dozen strips.
Then, fold each strip in half onto itself, and give them a little twist. Place them on a baking sheet, and let them proof for the second time. This one only needs to be about as long as it takes to preheat your oven.
Brush them with butter, and sprinkle with garlic salt, dried herbs, and Parmesan cheese. The first time I made these, I was too skimpy on the salt. Be a little generous, but remember You can always add more after they are baked and you give them a taste.
Bake them for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and delicious!
You’ll probably want to have some lovely tomato-y sauce to dip them in. When I made these for the first time, all I had on hand was a Classico pizza sauce, and it was just the thing! A little chunky and full of flavor – SO GOOD!
You’ll be surprised how easy these are to make. And if you loved play-dough as a kid, you’ll probably love rolling out and shaping the dough into twists like me!
Fresh bread hot out of the oven is hard to beat – even on a day when it feels like an oven just walking outside!
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- 1/4 ounce packet of active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (plus more for rolling out dough)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Optional: pizza or marinara sauce for dipping
- Add yeast and warm water to the bowl of an electric stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Allow the yeast to form up for a few minutes, and then add oil, sugar, salt, and 1 cup of the flour. Turn on the mixer to medium low speed, and gradually add 1 more cup of the flour. Once most of the flour is incorporated, add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Turn the mixer up to medium high speed, and knead the dough for seven minutes. The dough should mostly pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl, but be slightly sticky to the touch.
- Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and wash the bowl. Rub some oil on the inside of the bowl, and then add the dough back to the bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel for the first rise (about 45 minutes, or until the dough has at least doubled in size).
- After the first rise, roll the dough out into a rectangle shape (about 8 by 15 inches) and cut into 12 equal strips.
- Fold each strip in half onto itself and twist a few times, then set them on a baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and let the dough rise for the second time until the oven is ready.
- Brush each twist with butter, and sprinkle with parsley, garlic salt, and Parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- When they come out of the oven, brush with any remaining butter. Serve warm with pizza or marinara sauce.