Breadsticks 

Italian style as interpreted by American chain style restaurants as interpreted by me (less butter and salt, more garlic). 

Quick & Easy to make, good for kids and those getting started working with yeast. 
Dough

1 cup warm water

2 1/4 tsp yeast

1 TB sugar

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp olive oil 
Filling

4 cloves garlic, minced finely (use garlic press)

4 tb grated parmesan cheese 

1 tsp salt

1 tsp olive oil 

1 TB Italian herbs

1 tsp garlic powder
Directions 

1. Preheat oven to 450°F

2. In bowl of stand mixer, add water, yeast, and sugar. Mix and allow to wake up while making filling.

3. Mix filling ingredients in small bowl

4. Add flour and held of filling to mixer. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Switch to kneading hook and knead for about five minutes until dough is elastic and smooth. 

5. Spread out dough into wide rectangle. Dimple with fingers as if for focaccia. Fold the left third and the right third into the middle, and reform into large rectangle. 

6. Place dough on baking sheet, top with remaining filling, and drizzle with olive oil. 

7. Using pizza cutter, score dough into thin strips (don’t cut through)

8. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Serve with warm marinara sauce for the dipping. 


Based on:

https://communitytable.parade.com/10408/donnaelick/30-minute-cheesy-italian-bread-sticks/

Next time I will try za’atar and feta or kashkeval for a mid eastern version. 

Would also be good with cinnamon sugar for dessert.