Sunday, July 31, 2016

cheese breadsticks...

2-2-1/2 cups flour 
1 Tablespoon sugar 
1 packet yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
3/4 tsp salt 
3/4 cup water 
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 
1 egg white 

3 Tbsp melted butter 
Garlic salt 
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 
Chopped parsley, optional 

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Stir until blended. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine water and olive oil. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch. Add the water/oil mixture to flour mixture. Add egg white.

Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/2 cup flour; beat an additional 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough forms into a ball.

Knead on lightly floured surface (or with kneading hook in mixer) until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6-8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Meanwhile grease a baking sheet. Press dough into pan. Cover with a towel, let rise in a warm place until almost double in size, about 20 minutes.

Brush dough with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic salt and cheese. Sprinkle on parsley.

Bake for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown. Use pizza cutter to cut into breadsticks.

If you think you can't make bread, think again. These could not be easier and will make you feel like a baking rock star! These are perfect with soup, pasta, etc.