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Garlic Butter Breadsticks

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Garlic butter breadsticks are soft, fluffy and buttery. These are quite simple to make and are special enough to serve on their own or to accompany any meal.

Several years ago, when my then husband and I first started dating, one of the things that made me one smitten kitten was that he knew his way around the kitchen.  Not only that, his approach to cooking dramatically differed from mine so it was nice to come together as a complimentary team.  His attitude towards it is that it should come together low and slow {the longer, the better}, making a bubbling cauldron of something magical.  I however, do not have the patience for this.  I’m all about quick and efficient meals.  So the first time we made a collaborative effort to put supper on the table, he made his famous bolognese which took all day just to create the sauce and I offered up these breadsticks which took all of 20 minutes of actual effort.

These garlic butter breadsticks come together with less than 10 ingredients {several being optional} without the need of a mixer.  You probably have all of these ingredients laying around anyway and without the ritual dousing of garlic and butter, what is created are still soft and fluffy clouds.  Actually, the fatter you roll these, the fluffier they become.  I happened to forget about my dough and stashed it in the fridge for a a couple days too long and it deflated a bit and still, they baked up with those beautiful little inner bubbles.

Garlic Butter Breadsticks

As when I first made them for my husband almost 5 years ago, I often like to serve these with a saucy dish.  These garlic butter breadsticks are a perfect vehicle for soaking up those last remaining puddles of sauce.  However, they also make an excellent snack or appetizer as well.  In those cases, I like to pair it with my marinara, which makes its encore from my pizza video.  However way you serve it, there’s nothing quite like hot, fluffy bread, fresh from the oven.  I also like to think that it was part of what impressed my then boyfriend.  Go ahead and take credit for these babies.  I won’t tell anyone just how quick and easy they were.  It’ll be our little secret.

Garlic Butter Breadsticks
 
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Serves: 2 servings or 6-8 breadsticks
Ingredients
  • ½ c warm water
  • 1½ ts yeast
  • 1½ c unbleached flour
  • ¼ ts salt
  • ½ ts sugar
  • 2 tb melted salted butter
  • 1 ts garlic powder
  • 2 ts freshly grated cheese
Instructions
  1. In a small dish, stir the water and yeast together, making sure that the water temperature doesn't exceed past 110 degrees. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar.
  3. Stir in the liquid yeast.
  4. Work the dough until it comes together neatly and the surface is no longer tacky. A wooden spoon is helpful here but you can also work it by hand.
  5. Cover the dough and let rise for 1 hour.
  6. When it's ready, it will have doubled in size with many bubbles. Lightly sprinkle a silicone mat {for ease} using no more than 2-4 tablespoons of flour and roll out your shapes.
  7. Stir the melted butter, garlic and cheese together. I used freshly grated parmigiano reggiano.
  8. Bake at 450 for 6-8 minutes.
Notes
Prep time does not include the inactive 1 hour rise.

 

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  • angelitacarmelita says:

    OMG, sending you so much love & light!! I’ve been thinking about you all day… I hope that you and your friends and neighbors are well and safe. xoxo

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