Soft Garlic Breadsticks

Homemade breadsticks. What can be better?


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons garlic powder

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

3 cups bread flour

2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 tablespoon butter, melted


1. In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).

2. When cycle is completed, 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.

3. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Brush warm breadsticks with butter. Yield: 20 breadsticks.