Easy Homemade Breadsticks ~ On Your Table in as Little as an Hour! Just a Single Rise in the Pan is all it Takes for these Fluffy, Delicious Homemade Breadsticks!
Sometimes a meal just needs a little something extra to make it complete. Pasta dishes especially seem to cry out for some tasty bread. But who has time to make bread from scratch? It’s already 4:00 and you have to get started on dinner! Well, I have just the ticket for you today. These Easy Breadsticks are so quick to whip up. Only a few simple ingredients, and no individual shaping. Let me show you.
First you add some yeast to warm water and let it proof. Make sure your water is really warm, but not hot. I sometimes add sugar to the yeast to help it proof faster. When your yeast looks frothy, it is ready.
Then you add this yeast mixture to some salt and flour (and sugar, if you didn’t use it in the yeast already). I just mix mine up with a wooden spoon, but you can certainly use a mixer if you like.
Keep adding flour until you get a nice, soft, barely sticky dough.
(I don’t know if you noticed or not, but these breadsticks have no oil in them! This is fantastic if you are watching your fat intake! Except for later when you slather butter on top. Oops!)
Once you get your dough all together, you just roll it out on a greased cookie sheet. You can roll them out pretty thin (about 1/2 an inch). Then take a sharp knife or pizza roller and cut the breadsticks.
Cover and let rise. It only takes mine about 30 minutes to double in size. Just wait until they are nice and puffy.
Then pop them in your 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. As soon as they come out, take a stick of butter and rub it gently across the top. Then sprinkle lightly with some kosher salt and garlic powder (not garlic salt). Alternately, you can make these into cinnamon sticks by sprinkling with sugar and cinnamon. This recipe makes a lot, so maybe you could do half and half. Breadsticks for dinner and cinnamon sticks for dessert! (This kind of reminds me of the Jim Gaffigan bit about the Dominoes Pasta Bowl where he jokes about having bread, bread, and then more bread. With a side of mashed potatoes :))
Let them cool just a little bit, then cut them apart with a pizza roller or knife. I admit, it is hard for me to let them cool off. I just can’t wait to eat them!
My family LOVES these breadsticks, and I love how quick and easy they are to make.
- 1 Tbsp. yeast
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 1/2-4 cups flour
- kosher salt
- garlic powder not garlic salt
- Add the yeast to the warm water. Sprinkle the sugar on top. Let proof until the yeast is frothy.
- In a separate, medium-sized bowl, add 3 cups of flour and the salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and mix well.
- If using a mixer, keep adding flour until you get a very soft, slightly sticky dough. If mixing by hand, turn the dough out onto a heavily floured surface and knead in more flour until the dough reaches the right consistency.
- Let dough rest while you grease a large cookie sheet with butter.
- Roll the dough out onto the cookie sheet, about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut into breadsticks with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
- Cover and let rise until large and puffy, 30-60 minutes.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
- As soon as you remove them from the oven, rub butter gently over the top. Then sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and garlic powder.
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