Friday, November 4, 2011

From the Kitchen: Garlic Breadsticks

Mmmm… I’m in carb heaven just thinking about these. They’re essentially a knock-off version of what Olive Garden dishes out, and they are fantastic. They’d really impress with any home-cooked Italian meal for your next at-home date night...

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Garlic Breadsticks

Dough Ingredients:

1 1/2 c warm water

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp salt

4 1/4 c all-purpose flour

1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)

Garlic Butter Ingredients:

4 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

Directions:

(Normally I’d use my bread machine for this, but this recipe is too large to fit!!) In your stand mixer, follow directions for making dough with dough ingredients. Allow dough to rise in a greased bowl in warm location until doubled. Punch down and cut into 16 equal pieces. Grease 2 cookie sheets, and form breadsticks with each dough piece and lay on cookie sheet. Allow to rise for about 30 minutes while you preheat your oven to 400 degrees and mix the garlic butter ingredients together in a small bowl. Bake breadsticks for 6-7 minutes, then baste with garlic butter. Return to oven for 6-7 more minutes and then baste again. Serve hot!

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Mmmm… resistance is futile…

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