Homemade breadsticks

    1 hour 35 min

    Homemade soft breadsticks brushed with butter and topped with Parmesan cheese. Easy to make! Add fresh or dried herbs to the dough, or sprinkle over top before baking.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 50g caster sugar, divided
    • 7g dried active baking yeast
    • 240ml warm water, divided
    • 280g plain flour, or more if needed
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter, melted
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Dissolve 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar with the yeast in 1/2 of the warm water in a bowl. Let stand until yeast begins to foam, about 5 minutes.
    2. Beat flour, oil, egg, salt, remaining sugar and remaining warm water into yeast mixture until smooth, adding more flour if needed to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.
    3. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to cover completely with oil. Cover bowl with a damp towel and place in a warm area until dough is doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
    4. Grease a baking tray.
    5. Punch dough down and turn onto a floured work surface. Divide dough into 18 pieces and shape each into a 15cm rope. Arrange dough pieces on the prepared baking tray about 5cm apart; cover with a towel or cling film and let rise until doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
    6. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Remove cover from dough.
    7. Bake breadsticks in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
    8. Whisk butter and garlic salt together in a bowl; brush over each breadstick. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each. Serve warm.


    You can decrease the amount of sugar in this recipe, using just the 1 1/2 teaspoons used in step 1, then omitting or reducing the rest.

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    this recipe calls for 2 1/4 cups flour I had to use 4 1/4  -  26 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Changes: had to add an extra cup of flour before the dough was actually workable (and even then it was still a bit sticky); used parchment paper instead of greasing the trays; I don't buy garlic salt so just kind of mixed in the amount of salt and garlic I thought it needed, I rarely measure spices anyway; needed less butter than called for, not even a 1/4 cup. These are wonderfully soft rolls (I'm sorry, I just can't call them bread sticks, bread sticks are crunchy!). I've never been to Olive Garden so can't say if they taste the same or not. They are indeed very sweet (even for me!) which makes for an odd pairing with the garlic butter and parmesan cheese on top, but I will definitely be making them again and either leaving off the garlic/cheese (if I want a sweet roll) or halving the sugar.  -  11 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Recipe is way short on flour, but they were great. Nice and light and fluffy.  -  21 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)