My sister Emma just got married this past Friday which was awesome. It was a great wedding, and I am super happy for her and her new husband. This is a picture of all of my sisters and me at the wedding. Keturah and I (the other food blogger on here) come from a family of 8 siblings, and we have 6 girls in our family.
After my sisters wedding, many family members got sick for several days with a strange virus that left us feverish and achey. I am just glad that I was not sick for the wedding, but I was miserable for three days. Usually when I am done being sick, I get a weird craving for some kind of food. When I’m home sick, I watch a lot of T.V. In a bunch of the shows I watched, people ate pasta with marinara sauce, which totally left me craving that. I decided I wanted to make noodles with jarred marinara sauce and bread sticks for my healthy return.
There is nothing better than finally eating food again and having a warm, soft, fluffy, and buttery piece of bread. The garlic seasoning on top is what really makes them the best breadsticks ever!
I know that doughs that call for yeast can be intimidating, but this one is really easy to make. I do not use instant yeast; I use active dry yeast for this recipe. They also only rise once, which is a plus.
- 1½ cups warm water
- 1 package active dry yeast or 1 tablespoon
- 4 cups all-purpose flour,plus more for dusting
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, melter,
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoons dried oregano
- ½ teaspoons dried basil
- ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Place the warm water in a stand mixer; sprinkle with the yeast, and sugar and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- Gradually add the flour, fine salt and mix with the hook attachment until a slightly sticky dough forms, 5-6 minutes on medium speed.
- Flour a surface and knead the dough until smooth and soft, this takes about 3 minutes. Roll dough into a large rectangle, about 1-inch thick, and cut into 12 strips with a knife.Shape each piece strip into a 7 inch bread stick, twist the dough if you prefer that style. arrange 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with a cloth, let it rise in a warm area to double in size, about 45 minutes.
- I weigh out my dough balls actually, they are usually 2.5 to 2.8 oz each. I find this method easier at making them the same size.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl mix the melted butter, garlic powder and salt.
- In another small bowl mix together the oregano, and basil.
- Brush the butter mixture over the risen breadsticks, then sprinkle on top the oregano and basil mixture.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes. Once they are golden brown sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and bake for another 30 seconds to a minute.