14 October 2011

dill breadtwists(pizza factory)

i love bread.  i love all kinds of bread.  warm or cold, white or wheat.  i make breadsticks quite often, especially when i need to jazz up some leftovers.  you see, i'm not really a leftover kinda girl.  i think i got that from my dad.  my dad can eat something one night but then must have a few days of space in between partaking of that same meal for a second time.  i used to think it was strange, and for some things i still do think it's strange (i think i could eat some form of cafe rio/taco salad every day of my life and never get sick of it).  but for leftovers, i wholeheartedly agree with my dad.  i need some space. unfortunately, i think i'm passing that on to my kiddos.  so lately when we've had leftovers in the fridge i've been making something new to add with those leftovers and it makes the meal brand new again.  isn't that exciting?  these breadsticks are so delicious, though, you might want to make them every night for a few weeks and then eat the leftovers, too.  

breadstick recipe adapted from thesisterscafe.com and inspired by pizza factory.

1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 T yeast (i always use saf yeast because it rises so quickly!)
1 T sugar
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t. salt 

using a stand mixer, mix together warm water, yeast and sugar.  then add about half of the flour.  using the paddle attachment, blend together mixture until lumps disappear, then add salt and remaining flour.  at this point you'll switch out your paddle attachment for the dough hook and mix dough until it comes together, adding more flour if necessary.  your dough should be soft, but able to be handled without too much stickiness.  
roll out dough and cut into strips using a pizza cutter.  twist strips and lay on any baking sheet.  brush with melted butter and allow to rise for about 20 minutes, or until they're slightly puffy.
bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for approx. 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
meanwhile, melt together:
4 T butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 T dried dill

when breadsticks are done cooking, take them out of the oven and brush with butter and herb mixture.  serve and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I've made these bad boys about 6 times since you posted this. They are a favorite!!! Thanks!