These are soft garlic bread sticks, and are super delicious warm from the oven, brushed with butter and sprinkled with garlic bread seasoning. Add some cheese, sliced apples, and a glass of wine-- you got a nice light meal. :) If you prefer not to brush with butter, you can use a light tasting olive oil.
2In a large mixing bowl, add the yeast, salt, sugar, garlic powder, basil, oil, and hot water. With a mixer, mix for 2 minutes.
3Add 1 cup of flour and 3 Tablespoons of powdered milk. Mix for another 2 more minutes. Stir in the rest of the flour and stir until combined.
4Remove the dough from the bowl out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. You may need to sprinkle a little flour on your dough or counter top if the dough is too sticky.
5Place the dough in the greased bowl; flip the dough over so greased side is up. Cover dough loosely with a piece of plastic wrap. Let it rise until double in a warm place; 45-60 minutes.
6Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
7Dust a work surface lightly with flour.
8After the dough has risen, cut 15 pieces of dough and roll the pieces into 8 inch sticks.
9Place bread sticks on the parchment paper lined cookie sheets, and reshape them a bit more to keep them straight and even. Cover with towel and let rest for another 15 minutes.
10Bake for approximately 18 minutes.
11Remove from oven and brush generously with melted butter and sprinkle with Garlic Bread Sprinkle.