Monday, August 4, 2008

Chewy Breadsticks

My mom used to make these for our family when I was a little kid, now that I have a family I like to make them for dinner now and then, especially when I make pasta! They are sooooo easy to make and mensch are they Yum-E! I think that making anything homemade adds more love to a meal, especially pasta which takes all of 20 minutes to have on the table! (The only problem is keeping everyone from eating them all before dinner!)
Chewy Breadsticks
Recipe from: Mama P

1 package dry yeast (1tbsp)
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon honey
4 -4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
Melted butter
Garlic Powder

Soften yeast in warm water and stir in honey and salt. Gradually mix in 3 cups of flour. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Half or quarter the dough and cut into equal size pieces. Roll each piece to the length of breadstick that you want. (Thinner breadsticks become crispier and thicker become softer) Place breadstick one inch apart on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for at least 15 minutes. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic powder and dried parsley if desired. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 miuntes or until breadsticks are lightly browned. Cool slightly and serve.

Cooking tip: sadly I discovered as a teen the affects that hot water has on yeast in dough . . . it doesn't rise! Make sure the water temperature is not too warm or you will have heavy dough on your hands! (trial and error can be the best educator!)


josh and rach said...

Hello! I am Brandi's friend Rachel. I hope you don't mind but I have been coming to your blog because you have such great recipes! And those breadsticks have me wanting to make some right now! Thank you for sharing your great recipes!

Brandi Parry said...

HI EM! Rache told me i need to check out your breadsticks! They look delish adn so easy! I can do that! :) Love all the new recipes!

Emaline said...

Hey ladies! Thanks for checking me out! They are better than they look! (I confess these are next day pics) we tore into the pan before I could take a pic!