Stuffed Focaccia Bread Sticks

Lynn Socko

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@lynnsocko

A MUST try make if you can. Loaded, loaded with flavor, and the dough is so tender, not tough like pizza dough. You can make small ones for appetizers, or large like I did for meal size.

Prep time includes time for dough to mix, rest and rise.


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Serves:

Makes 8 LARGE sticks (feeds 8-12 people)

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOCACCIA BREAD MACHINE DOUGH RECIPE

3 c
flour
2 Tbsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
powdered milk
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
dried italian season
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
water 80°
2 tsp
active dry yeast

STUFFING

2 pkg
italian sausage links, casing removed
12-16 oz
bruschetta jack cheese
3/4 c
spaghetti sauce, approx

TOPPING

1/3 c
garlic infused olive oil
4 oz
parmesan cheese, grated
**red pepper flakes, opt
coarse sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For bread machine, place wet ingredients in bread pan, add yeast and dissolve, place dry ingredients in and use DOUGH ONLY cycle.
2
Take sausage out of casing and brown and break up as it is cooking. If it is too chunky after cooking, place in food processor and pulse till small crumbles. Dab excess oil off with a paper towel. Add just enough pasta sauce to make it moist, but NOT runny or soupy.
3
Grate Bruschetta Jack cheese. You could also use mozzarella or provolone or any flavorful Italian melting cheese.
4
Once dough has finish cycle, rested and risen, take out and roll into a log. Cut into 8 even amounts.
5
On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to a very thin rectangle shape, (approx. 8-10" by 6" wide, dough will stretch to tuck over and under) place cheese and sausage in center leaving room on each end and along sides. Stretch dough over stuffing and tuck in and roll into log. Seal both ends and tuck under. Place seam side down on parchment paper lined baking sheet, make sure to spray parchment paper with spray oil.
6
Repeat, and place each bread stick slightly apart, they will rise slightly while cooking.
7
Brush each with garlic infused olive oil, sprinkle on grated parmesan and red pepper flakes if desired. Lightly sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
8
Bake 400° for 23 minutes till light brown. Allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy