And... He loves bread. Loves it. And, let's be honest...as much as I love it too, I don't make it enough. Especially this time of year, when I am making sweets about daily. So, I am learning to relinquish control of the kitchen (which is hard) and stay out of the way when he occasionally wants to make it. He loves breadsticks too, and between him and I we put these together awhile ago. (Mostly him, to be honest, but since I'm the baker he did ask for my advice.) Last night I finally remembered to take a picture of them!
These are awesome. This is, truthfully, a basic recipe. We always put garlic, butter, and parmesan on them, but you can do whatever you want. Onion, etc.
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- 2 ¼ - 3 cups flour
- 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water (120°-130°)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted *Nate usually adds more
- 2 tablespoons Garlic Garlic (or any other seasoning)
- ½ cup parmesan
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, yeast, and salt. Add warm water to the flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (8-10 min). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease surface. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 hour).
- Preheat oven to 375°. Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 min. Meanwhile, lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Roll the dough into a 15”x10” rectangle. Using pizza cutter, slice into 1” strips. Spread butter on top, adding more as needed, and sprinkle with garlic garlic and/or parmesan as desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Yields: 10-14 pieces
Total Time: 2 hours
Nutrition Facts *I calculate nutrition facts for reference only, this is not done scientifically
139 calories/14 pieces
Source (for original): Better Homes & Gardens (french bread recipe, adapted)
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