Sunday, March 11, 2012

Twisted Garlic Bread Sticks

Twisted Garlic Bread Sticks-These are sooo dang good!!! Just beware they have the piranha effect on men and small children, I set them out and in no time they were ALL gone. :)

2 1/3 cups warm water
4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
6 cups bread flour (give or take)
2 tablespoons melted butter+ extra Parmesan and Italian Seasoning

1-Mix all ingredients but the flour and butter, and let the yeast dissolve. Slowly add the flour about a cup at a time and knead it. If you have a kitchen aid or bread maker- use it. Let the dough rise for about 20-30 mins then roll out on a lightly floured surface. Brush melted butter all over the top and sprinkle on extra Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

2-Use a pizza cutter to make even strips.

3-Twist your strips and place them on a lightly olive oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 350* for about 15 min (maybe it was 20) and enjoy. I always put mine back in the oven on broil right before I serve them- this makes them more golden as in the picture and warm for the meal.

I just had to show you all this owl, he just sat there about 15 feet away and looked me right in the eyes. He was so beautiful, I could not help but take a picture.


  1. Those breadsticks look gourmet! The twist is really nice. Mine always come out looking lumpy because I try to make them into a long snake which never quite works out for me. What a beautiful owl. You are so lucky to have had him watching over you.

  2. I feel your next painting coming on...
    And by the way, next week, I'll make the spaghetti if you'll make those lovely breadsticks, OK? We'll get Kelly to make the salad!

  3. Your breadsticks look great. Love the twist, they look like they have some crunch (which I like). Love your owl.

  4. Thanks Lisa, I had the same problem my bread sticks were always soo ugly and they took forever to roll out. This way takes no time and they come out soo pretty every time.

    Mom- I will definitely trade my bread sticks for some of your spaghetti!

    Val- Thanks, these bread sticks are actually very soft, but you could use the same technique on a crunchy bread stick recipe. :)