Monday, December 29, 2014

Heather's Breadsticks

I got this from a good friend, Heather Brown, when I was over for dinner at her place in high school.  I wrote it down on a piece of notebook paper about 15 years ago, and I still have that paper (though it is oil-stained) and make these regularly.  They have become a family favorite.  It's about time I shared them. 

1 1/2 Tablespoons yeast
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 T sugar
1 1/2 cups hot water

Mix above ingredients and add flour until not sticky (about 1/2 cup).  Let rise for 10 minutes.
Roll out in pan shape (I use my big cookie sheet).
Melt 1 cube butter in the oven on cookie sheet. (I use 1/2 cube, or 1/2 cup butter to cut back on calories a bit and it is still delicious).  Place dough on top of the melted butter. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and some oregano. Cut into bread sticks with a pizza cutter. Let rise 10 more minutes (I've skipped this step before when I was in a hurry and it turned out fine). 
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

I have also made these into cinnamon sticks by putting cinnamon sugar and buttercream frosting on top instead of parmesan and garlic salt.  That was delicious too.  You really could put whatever you wanted on top. This is a great basic breadstick recipe.


Pal & Hatty said...

These sound yummy!

Kay Hinton said...

I made these last night. They are so good! I did have trouble getting the rolled dough onto the cookie sheet, so they were a little, shall we say, lumpy? But still delicious.