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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kim's Cheesy Bread Sticks

Our family loves bread......actually we just really love food of any kind!
Kim sent me this recipe to try out and it was a winner right from the start!
These bread sticks are so easy and yummy 
and it doesn't take long for them to disappear from the pan. 
If your family loves food like ours does, you might want to make these for dinner.

Kim's Cheesy Bread Sticks

1 1/2 c. warm water
2 T sugar
1 T yeast
1/2 t. salt
3 1/2 - 4 c. flour
1/4 c. butter (real stuff)
3/4 c. grated Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese
1 T garlic powder
1/2 T basil

Mix the water, sugar and yeast together in mixing bowl (Bosch or Kitchen Aide work best). Let it sit for 5 minutes. Add the salt  ad flour, one cup at a time until its well incorporated. Mix on high for 5 minutes then let dough rest for 5 minutes. Melt butter and pour half of it onto a Texas sheet cake baking pan (VERY LARGE cookie sheet with higher sides). Place the dough in the center of the pan. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes. Letting the dough sit makes it easier to shape. Spread the dough out flat onto the pan until it reaches all of the edges. (Doing all the spreading and cutting on these bread sticks while they are in the pan makes cleaning up your counter a very small job!) Pour the other half of the butter over the dough. Spread it around with your hands. Mix seasonings together and sprinkle over the dough.. With a pizza cutter, cut the dough into "bread sticks". Place pan with dough on it in a 170 degree (yes, that's 170 degrees) oven for 7-10 minutes. The bread sticks should raise about 1 inch. Turn oven up to 350 degrees and bake for 7- 8 minutes, sprinkle with cheese, then return to oven for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Let bread sticks cool for 5 minutes, then redefine your cutting lines with a pizza cutter.    

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for a great bread stick recipe and I can't wait to try this one. Thanks again.

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