Friday, April 15, 2011

Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Our family loves these breadsticks and so does everyone who has ever tried them! My son is famous at school for taking these for snack when he has the assignment. We are asked to bring them to all of the room parties as a healthy snack. This dough is also the base for many other recipes I will be sharing here on the blog. So go ahead, make up a batch for tonight and make it a pizza night to remember!

Soft Garlic Breadstick/Pizza Dough

2 ½–3 cups bread flour
1 ½ tsp salt
¼ cup gluten flour
½ tsp dried basil
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp yeast
¼ cup dry milk powder
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp sugar
1 ¼ cups hot water
1 Tbsp garlic powder

Mix according to basic bread making instructions. Once dough has completed the first rise, shape into breadsticks or roll out as pizza dough. Put on greased pans and let rise slightly. For breadsticks, bake at 425° F for 10–12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. For pizza, bake for 8–10 minutes or just until dough is beginning to turn light brown. Put toppings on and then bake an additional 5–10 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Makes 10–12 breadsticks or 1 large pizza crust.

You can use 1/2 whole wheat four and 1/2 white bread flour. You can also freeze any leftovers once they have cooled so don't hesitate to double or even triple the batch. I often wrap pizza dough in plastic wrap and freeze it after the first cooking time and before adding toppings. Then it makes for quick pizza another night. You may find that you love it enough that you want to make up a few mixes and keep it ready to go in the pantry.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for the blog! I left town and forgot my book! Pizza and breadsticks for dinner tonight :-)