This recipe is one that my family originally got from my fabulous sister-in-law Michelle. They are the FASTEST and easiest breadsticks EVER!
Preheat your oven to 350
Stir 1 T yeast into 1 1/2 cups warm water
Add 2 T. Sugar and stir
Let rise for about 5 minutes- Just to get your yeast activated
While that is rising, mix together 3 cups flour and 1 1/2 tsp salt.
Stir together flour and yeast mixtures and let rise for 10 minutes. While that is rising, melt 1 cube butter on cookie sheet (make sure you are using a cooking sheet with raised edges!) in the oven. Be sure to watch your butter... I can't tell you how many times I have burned my butter! Sprinkle Parmesan cheese into the melted butter and set close to your floured countertop. Once your bread mixture has risen, roll out into a rectangle (ish) onto a floured countertop and cut into strips. I usually make about 8-10 breadsticks, but you really can cut them however wide/narrow you want!
Take each strip and dip both sides in the butter on the cookie sheet, stretch the breadstick out and then fold in half and twist together.
Mix together a seasoning mix of Thyme, Basil, Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Salt and pepper. Sprinkle a little of the seasoning mixture down each breadstick.
Let pan of breadsticks rise 15 minutes. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. These are so delicious, but I take no blame for any coronary artery disease from ingesting too much fat.
I have been making these healthier in the last year or so... Here are the changes I have made. I use 1 cup wheat flour and 2 cups white- They still taste fabulous... I also have been only using 1/2 to 2/3 cube of butter instead of the whole cube. They are still delicious but just not quite as greasy. Good luck and happy baking!
I'm a stay-at-home mom who has a lot of recipes from friends and family.I love to cook simple things that taste great! My kitchen is never spotless and I can't cook anything without making a mess of the whole place. Welcome to real-life cooking!