Bread Machine Italian Breadsticks

October 25, 2011

My family loves bread, especially my oldest son, who I believe could literally eat his weight in rolls.  I was elated to find this super easy breadsticks recipe – just to see the look on Ryan’s face when he realizes I am making rolls for him us is priceless.

Mid-afternoon I placed all the ingredients in the bread machine and set it on the dough cycle.  One hour and forty-five minutes later, the cycle was complete and I quickly dumped the dough out on the counter, separated into 14 sections, rolled them into breadsticks, placed half of them in the freezer and covered the remaining ones and set aside to let rise.

I then headed out to take some fall pictures of the boys.  My youngest, Tanner, is just about to lose his first tooth and I really wanted to get pictures before he starts looking like a big boy.  When the “photo session” ended, I opened the door and thought I had entered Subway instead. Mmmm, the smell of fresh bread!

The picture above is not that pretty, due to my hastiness in rolling them (the sun would just not stand still, and pictures needed to be taken! :) ), but the taste was out-of-this-world.

If you love garlic bread, you simply must try this recipe.  My family has agreed that there is absolutely no need for me to purchase store bought garlic bread ever again.

Easy Italian Breadsticks Recipe

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour (I use ½ unbleached white and ½ whole wheat)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast

Topping:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Place ingredients in your bread machine in order listed. Run the dough cycle. When complete, divide the dough into 12 balls and form into 4 to 6-inch ropes. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Mix the butter and parmesan cheese and brush over breadsticks as soon as they come out of the oven.

(Thank you, Money Saving Mom, for sharing this great recipe!)

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