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Monday, December 3, 2012

Mock Pizza Hut Bread Sticks

MY FAVORITE thing that we get at Pizza Hut isn't the pizza...its the bread sticks!!! The yummy, gooey, cheese that just drips from the bread and into my mouth is just tooooooooooo good!!! SO when I fell upon this recipe I knew that I had to try it. I was a little saddened that mine didn't taste just like Pizza Huts bread sticks, but I attribute that to my not getting enough practice making them...BUT I WILL be practicing up because I will be making these again and again...THEY WERE STUPENDOUS bread sticks regardless of whether they were "Pizza Hut Approved" or not, they didn't disappoint! Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and Italian dish and dinner will be a hit!

Mock Pizza Hut Bread Sticks
1 1/2 c. warm water
2 T. sugar
1 T. yeast
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. dry milk
3 c. flour
1/2 c. melted butter (divided)
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water for 15 minutes. AFTER 15 mintues add sugar, milk and salt in a large bowl (I used my Bosch). Add half the flour, mix well. Add remainder flour...enough to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead for 6 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Place half the melted butter on to the bottom of a large baking pan (with a large lip...like the Texas Sheet Pan). Place dough on pan, stretch/roll to fit pan,this takes a little time because you STRETCH and it shrinks...let it rest for a minute and stretch again...repeat process until bread dough fits pan (closely...mine didn't fit perfectly). Let raise for 15 minutes. Spread the remainder of the butter on top of raised dough. Top dough with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Cut bread sticks with pizza cutter and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Julie~   

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea. Here is a tip (I make a LOT of bread). If you let the dough rest for 15-20 minutes right after kneading (not just 5 minutes) it will be a lot easier to roll/stretch. GREAT idea on the breadsticks!!!

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