Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Easy,Garlic Breadsticks

Is there some unwritten rule that says you must have bread sticks with tomato soup? But then these are good with any soup...salad...beside a steak...or alone as my son just demonstrated on his way out the door. 

All you need are 8 ingredients.
2/3 cup warm water
2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups flour ( I used spelt but all purpose is great )
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter
2-4 cloves garlic

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Add the salt and flour,
beat well for 2-3 minutes to get the gluten going.
 On a large sheet pan, pour olive oil into the center then put dough on top of it. Spread with fingertips until about 1/2 inch thick.
Let rest while you melt the butter, press or mince the garlic and add to the melted butter.
Brush the butter and garlic mixture over the top of the bread, then, using a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut into strips. 
Let rise for 20 minutes. 
Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until golden.
There were four of us for dinner, only one bread stick left, hmm....
You can find a pretty picture of these with the tomato soup recipe on this blog just type it in the search box at the top.

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