I mean...what's better than a delicious, warm, buttery breadstick? Not much. Love these. They come together so quick and can be soft or cooked a tad longer for a chewy, crunchy bite. Top with herbs, Parmesan cheese, course salt...whatever trips your fancy!
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
Mix water, sugar and yeast in mixing bowl. Set aside until bubbly (3-5 min). Add flour and salt and mix until smooth. Let sit for 10-12 min so the dough can rest, making it easy to roll out. Lightly dust counter with flour and roll into a large square (for larger, fluffier breadsticks) or large rectangle (for thinner, crispy breadsticks)
Lightly brush with butter and fold dough in half. Using a pizza cutter cut into 1 inch strips and twist. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover lightly with a towel and allow to rise 15-20 min.
*At this point, if desired, you can sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic salt or a little course salt right before baking. They are wonderful as is, or with additions!
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 min for soft, fluffy breadsticks or 15-20 min for crispy bottom, chewy breadsticks.
To be really over the top brush with a little melted butter right when they come out of the oven. I HIGHLY recommend this step!!!