Thursday, July 15, 2010
These breadsticks are so quick and easy to make, I don't know why I rarely bake them. They also freeze and reheat-so make a bunch.
Adapted from, Sunset Breads, Step by Step Techniques
You Will Need:
2 1/4 teaspoons granulated yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon honey
5-51/2 cups AP flour
Coarse salt (garlic salt, seasoned salt, Kosher salt, etc.)
Assorted seeds (poppy, onion, sesame)
Proof yeast in water until foamy. Stir in honey and a few cups of the flour. Beat in remaining dough until it is no longer sticky and can be kneaded. Knead really well until very smooth. Divide into quarters, then eight pieces each. Roll each piece into a 10 inch rope and place 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Let sticks rise 15 minutes, or until puffy. brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and seeds of your choice. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool slightly on racks before serving. Makes 32 breadsticks.