About this recipe: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.
50g caster sugar, divided
7g dried active baking yeast
240ml warm water, divided
280g plain flour, or more if needed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
110g butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:10min › Extra time:1hr5min › Ready in:1hr35min
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.
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.
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.
Grease a baking tray.
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.
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Remove cover from dough.
Bake breadsticks in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
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.