These bread sticks are easy to make, you just need a bit of time to let them rise. Once in a while I will rush things, as I did with the second rise on these! LOL
You can plan a bit better and let them rise a bit more before baking, or just rush a bit like me….they will still be really delicious dipped in your spaghetti sauce or soup!!
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 pack fast acting yeast
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 1/2 cups bread flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoon salt
First, measure out your warm water. (if you are using regular yeast, you need to let it bloom, fast rise, mix it right in, it does not need to bloom)
Place your dough hook onto your mixer, add all ingredients and mix till well incorporated, keep your speed at 2. When your dough is mixed, let it knead for about 5-10 minutes, till the dough is smooth. Now place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap to rise. I always use a dish towel. You do as you wish for this step.
Let the dough rise till doubled, this time will vary depending on how warm your room is.
Flour your surface then dump out your dough onto the flour, form into a log, then cut into 12 pieces of dough.
First, cut your dough log in half, then each half in half again, then each 1/4 into 3 pieces. Use a ruler if you need to, you will eventually be able to do this .
Now roll each piece into a log, you can make them shorter than I did if you would like. Place each stick onto a lightly sprayed piece of parchment on you baking sheet, continue till you have 12 sticks.
Now cover the sticks with your towel or plastic wrap. Let them rise till doubled.
While the sticks are rising, pre-heat your oven to 425*
When the sticks are risen, spray them with olive oil spray or regular spray, then sprinkle them with garlic powder, use garlic salt if you want.
Pop them into the hot oven and bake 12-15 minutes.
When baked, brush with butter.
Now, get your favorite sauce and enjoy!