Soft, buttery breadsticks topped with a garlic Parmesan seasoning.
1 1/2 cups warm water (105 - 110 degrees F°)
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand-mixer, add warm water, instant yeast, sugar and salt. Stir to combine (using the dough hook if in the stand-mixer)
Add 2 cups flour and mix well. Gradually add in the rest of the flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and sticks to your finger a little bit. (Remember to only add up to 4 cups flour total. Adding too much flour will make the breadsticks too dense and not soft.)
Cover bowl and allow to rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Remove dough from bowl and place on a clean and lightly-floured surface. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. Roll dough into a large rectangle, about 1-inch thick, and cut into 12 strips with a pizza cutter.
Roll out each piece of dough into a long rope then twist. Place dough twist onto prepared baking sheet and repeat with the rest of dough, placing side by side on baking sheet.
Cover and let rest 30 minutes to rise again until doubled.
Preheat oven to 425° F. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden-brown. Remove from oven and rub a 1/2 stick of butter over the warm breadsticks. Sprinkle tops evenly with Garlic Bread Seasoning.
Adapted from Food Network Magazine/ Our Best Bites
GARLIC BREAD SEASONING
1/2 cup powdered Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried parsley
Combine all ingredients in a small jar or container that has a lid. Stir mixture to combine and then seal shut with lid.
Sprinkle on top of warm breadsticks OR combine 1 1/2 Tablespoons garlic bread seasoning with 1/2 cup softened butter and spread on a loaf of French bread (cut in 1/2 lengthwise). Wrap in foil and bake at 375 until butter’s melted. (You could also place it open-faced under the broiler for a few minutes, so it gets golden-brown and crispy)