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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    Fun to make with my grandma!!!  -  15 Jun 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Soft, sweet breadsticks just the way I like them...the author says these are as close to the Olive Garden ones as she has tasted and I agree whole heartedly - I spray the tops if mine with water to get them nice and brown and then put the melted butter on immediately...also, i put whole cloves of garlic and a pinch of cayenne in the butter instead of garlic salt to give the butter a nice infused garlic flavor - it is worth mentioning that i live on a boat and make my recipes in a small Force Ten propane oven...our part of the marina always smells like fresh bread and tasty treats  -  05 Jun 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I decided at the last minute to make these bread sticks as I had forgotten to buy some. . They were easy and turned out perfectly. I received so many complements  -  18 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)