2.08.2012

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

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If my daughters ever see that I'm about to work something up in the kitchen they immediately grab the stool, push it over to the counter, and climb up to get their hands dirty.

I usually let them. And they usually make a huge mess. Which I usually clean up. It's a win/lose thing.

They win.
I lose.


whatever.


There really is nothing like fresh bread baking in the oven. I find it makes me very happy. And I'm pretty sure it makes everyone else happy too. :)

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Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter
adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided (I really don't think it needs this much)
  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees), divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or bread flour)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup warm water. Add the oil, egg, salt, 2 cups flour, and remaining sugar and water. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  2. Punch the dough down. Roll onto a floured surface into a rectangle then get your pizza cutter out and cut dough into strips lengthwise. Lightly run your fingers along each strip one at a time from the middle going out to extend them. Then grab each tip and in one motion swing them together to make a spiral. Lay close together on a cookie sheet or a baking stone . Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Lightly brush mixture over raised dough reserving a little. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Then brush the remainder of the butter on.
  4. Eat with dinner. Then for breakfast.





1 comment:

Jord said...

Yum! Love that little face.

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