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cheesy breadsticks

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These Cheesy Breadsticks are tasty and easy to make. They complement perfectly many different dishes plus you can dress it up however you like...

serves 18 breadsticks
prep time 20 Min
cook time 18 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy breadsticks

  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 c
    warm water (between 105-110ºf)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    oil or as needed, for bowl
  • 1/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 2 tsp
    hot paprika
  • 3/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 c
    asiago cheese, grated

How To Make cheesy breadsticks

  • 1
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine hot water, yeast and honey; proof for 8 to 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • 2
    In the meantime, combine in a medium bowl, 2 cups flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt; whisk to mix and set aside.
  • 3
    Insert dough hook attachment and add about 2 cups flour mixture to the yeast (reserve ½ cup). Mix on speed 2 for 2 minutes. Increase to speed 3 and continue mixing by adding 1 tbsp. of remaining flour at a time until dough forms a ball and clings to the dough hook, cleaning the sides of the bowl. Increase speed to 4 and knead for 4 minutes.
  • 4
    Form a ball by pulling dough under and placing it in a bowl lightly greased with oil; toss dough to coat. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place it in a draft free spot such as an unheated oven. Let it rise for 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Later, punch dough to deflate it and transfer to a work surface lightly floured. Stretch dough to about a 18 X 12-inch rectangular shape, flouring rolling pin and dough as well. If it stretches back, wait a couple minutes to let the gluten relax.
  • 6
    Pour on melted butter and brush on evenly. Sprinkle evenly with garlic salt, paprika, parmesan and asiago cheese – or use what you like.
  • 7
    Using a pizza cutter, slice dough in half and then divide each half into 9 long strips of 1-inch wide. Take one at a time and place it on a large baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. Twist each, starting from the middle and working your way out to each end.
  • 8
    Transfer straws to a 375ºF preheated oven and bake for 18 minutes. Half way through cooking, rotate them to cook evenly. Remove from the heat and serve immediately. Makes 18 breadsticks
  • 9
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