Thursday, September 11, 2014

Garlic Breadsticks

Phew, what a summer!  We've been super busy - we bought a new house!  It's definitely put a damper on my blogging, but hoping that will change as we continue to get settled in our new home.  The good great news!?  I have a much bigger kitchen to cook/bake/experiment in now.  Woo-hoo!!!

Now that fall is right around the corner here in Michigan, the urge to bake and make comfort food is creeping up on me.  Today was rainy, dark and dreary...perfect soup weather.  And, I don't know about y'all, but soup in our house just isn't complete without bread.

I already had everything for my Ravioli Soup so I figured I'd make that.  As for the bread, I wanted something different...garlic breadsticks to be exact!  I love my bread maker because of how simple it is to make a loaf of bread, but sometimes I don't mind using a little elbow grease.  The bread maker still does all the hard work ;)

These were great and the recipe can easily be doubled if need be.  I will definitely be making these again!

Garlic Breadsticks
Makes 10 breadsticks

1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 tsp dried basil
1 cup bread flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp yeast
2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1.  Place the water through yeast into your bread maker per its' instructions.  Select the dough cycle and let it do the hard work!

2.  Once the dough has finished, place it on a floured surface.  Divide the dough into ten equal portions and then roll each out into about 6 inch long sticks.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Cover and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

3.  Once they have finished rising, brush the breadsticks with the melted butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until just beginning to brown.  Enjoy!