Monday, September 17, 2007

Easy Breadsticks

1 pkg yeast
2 tbs. sugar
1 1/1 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 stick butter

Mix together yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add salt and flour to yeast mixture. Mix well. Beat 2-3 minutes. Add more flour in very small amounts if dough is too sticky. Spray PAM into a glass bowl and put the dough in the bowl. Grease a sheet of plastic wrap, grease side touching the bowl and let dough double in size. Depending on how warm your house is, it can take from 1 to 3 hours. If you want it to rise faster, put the glass bowl in an oven that has been warmed but turned off. Or if you want it in time for Sunday dinner, make this before you leave for church (takes about 10 minutes) and it will be ready to roll out when you get home.

Roll out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick into a rectangle. Cut into 1" wide strips (from short end not the long end) and fold the strip in half and twist. Melt butter in a 9 x 13" pan. Dip strips in butter and line the twists up side by side. Let them rise again (usually 30 minutes or doubled in size) Bake; at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes until golden on top. (Sprinkle garlic salt on top before baking if desired.)

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