Monday, February 22, 2010

Soft Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks

These breadsticks are soft and delicious! When we made lasagna the other night, I just craved good, soft Parmesan breadsticks. So I finally found a good looking breadsticks recipe on "All Recipes" and made these yummies. (If you have a great breadsticks recipe (soft or hard), please send it to me. I love trying making good breadsticks!!)

These breadsticks were perfect with Lasagna. Oh I just loved the Parmesan, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes in the bread, too. I'm not really that great at shaping things... that is why these breadsticks are fat and a little ugly... Someday, I will make pretty breadsticks.. Don't know when.. but I'll keep trying. :) The original recipe was for bread machine.. I do not own a bread machine... I actually like hand kneading my dough. I think it tastes better when you make it on your own, too. But that's me. I know bread machine bread tastes great, too. So I had to make a few change from the recipe. It still turned out fabulous!

Soft Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks
For original recipe, click here

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80 degrees F)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teasoon red crushed pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix the water, sugar, and yeast and let stand for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix the oil, garlic, salt, cheese, basil, and red crushed pepper. Then add the yeast mixture to the bowl and stir well. Add the flour and stir well with a spatula. Knead the dough, about 5-6 minutes, until the dough is forms a round ball. Grease a bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil and coat the dough with the oil. Cover with a wet towel and set aside, about 30-40 minutes, until the dough's size is almost doubled.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 20 portions. Shape each into a ball; roll each into a 9-in. rope. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush warm breadsticks with butter.

Enjoy!

57 comments:

  1. oh yeah!!! I can never pass up garlic bread especially with Italian food. These look Yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. I can't wait to eat this...mind to pass me some ;DD

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  3. I can't resist freshly-made breadsticks! I need some of these now!

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  4. Love garlic flavoured bread,urs look so good and perfect and nice recipe to try it as well

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  5. Congratulations! What a beautiful recipe and addition to the meal!

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  6. Tempting and flavorful bread sticks...truly marvellous!!

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  7. Wow...these look perfect......so fresh and delicious!! I can eat a few :D I can imagine the beautiful aroma...mmmm

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  8. Please pass me on the plate. Its tempting. Do visit my blog when time permits. http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Sook,
    Do you add the butter together with the flour? Or have I missed it out?
    Thanks!

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  10. Ah,I see, the butter is for brushing not for adding adding into the flour : ).

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  11. Oh, my gosh! They look delicious and I will definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks!

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  12. Wow!!! these are so inviting!!!! please pass on some to me as well:)

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  13. The breadsticks looks plump and inviting.

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  14. these looks so soft and really delicious..all those spots of ingredients make it mouthwatering !!!

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  15. Thats a droolworthy breadstick...nice glaze

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  16. Just the name of the bread is enough to make me hungry!

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  17. These look so great, I would probably eat 5 or 6 and just skip the lasagna all together!

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  18. No way are these breadsticks fat and ugly! They are fluffy, soft, and gorgeous;D I bet they disappeared right away.

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  19. These are gorgeous breadsticks. I love how fluffy they are.

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  20. They don't even look real they look so good....

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  21. Your bread sticks look so soft and buttery. Boy, I wish I had some of those right now!

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  22. You are my hero. I suck at baking bread. i TOTALLY need my bread maker to knead the dough. But when I master the machine, i will consider trying it old skool

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  23. Mmmm these remind me of the breadsticks my mom used to make me as a kid. (These might look better ;) )

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  24. Yum! I would have just eaten bread sticks for dinner! Those look soooo good.

    Laura

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  25. I can see these are not your ordinary store bought bread sticks; you make them look so tasty!

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  26. Hi Sook
    The bread sticks look so soft and yummy. I bet they did not last a moment after you clicked the photo.

    Deepa

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  27. OMG those look so good! I think I might be making a lasagna tonight just so I can make the breadsticks - thanks for sharing!

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  28. These look so good. I've never thought of adding red pepper flakes to breadsticks.

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  29. Those look wicked good, breadsticks are the bomb.

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  30. I can just imagine how fabulous these would be warm, freshly baked, yum!

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  31. I love to see bits of stuff in breads...looks so tasty!

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  32. OH I love breadsticks and make a batch at least every 2 weeks or so. I've got a great hard breadstick recipe on my blog too.

    I'm making these!

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  33. They look so tender and delicious! I can't resist a good breadstick!

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  34. Who can pass up warm, soft garlicky bread? Not me. Looks tasty.
    Mimi

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  35. Looks wonderful Sook! I bet adding sundried tomatoes in the dough would be great too.

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  36. That garlic bread looks really good! I like the use of the red pepper.

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  37. They look yummy -- and I love all the flavors you packed into little breadsticks! Can I skip the lasagna and just eat the bread? :-)

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  38. Oh my gosh, I adore bread, and you can't beat Parmesan. These would be gone in a flash in my house!

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  39. oh yum, these look awesome. I love nice soft garlicy breadsticks! I'm bookmarking this for our next italian meal :)

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  40. The breadsticks sure look great! Btw, they are shaped pretty good too!

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  41. These soft garlic breadsticks must have smelt and tasted heavenly!

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  42. They look pretty enough to me :)

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  43. You can't go wrong with garlic, parmesan and bread!

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  44. fluffy, cheesy, buttery, and rife with garlic--these are the perfect accompaniment to ANY meal. very nice, sook!

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  45. Oh my goodness... these are amazing... great recipe and perfect for italian dinners~

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  46. oh I am definitely keeping htis recipe - these look incredible!

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  47. These look just amazing! Yum :)

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  48. wow AMAZING, i am totally drooling over these!
    *kisses* HH

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  49. Like you, I do not own a bread machine, so thank you for your version of the recipe. I made it twice, and it was a huge hit with my family. They were delicious! ((^_^))

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