7/1/11

8 Easy Bread Stick Twists

My sister in law introduced me to these bread sticks.  They were ultra soft and were so fun to un-twist and eat, so I asked her for the recipe.  Come to find out, I already had the recipe in a cookbook that she gave me many years ago!

I followed the instructions exactly.  Added in the full amount of flour.

This doesn't look right ....  there's definitely NOT enough flour ...


I ended up adding about 3/4 cup additional flour to end up with this...


That's more like it!  Soft, slightly sticky, elastic, nearly cleaning the sides of the bowl.

The recipe said to only let it raise 10 minutes, but I gave it 20.  You may need to let it rise longer, especially if you live at low altitudes.


The dough is rolled out into an approximate 20"x15" rectangle, then cut into 1" strips.


Each strip is folded in half, twisted and dunked in melted butter...


Each twist is put onto a baking sheet and sprinkled with toppings of your choice:  garlic salt, Parmesan cheese, Salad Supreme or Johnny's Garlic Seasoning.

Here's how they look after 20 minutes of rising time.  Let's bake!


Hot and fresh....ready to eat!


I loved un-twisting them.  I do this with cinnamon rolls or pull-apart rolls.  I take my time and enjoy every morsel and crumb.


Verdict?  They were not as soft and light as my sister in law's.  They were more chewy and pizza-crust like, possibly because I used bread flour.  They were still great paired with a white chicken chili for dinner that night.

If you want them soft and light, I would recommend my other recipe, Buttery Bread Sticks.  The milk and egg contribute to the lightness and melt-in-your-mouth texture. 

If you prefer a chewier bread stick, this recipe, using bread flour or all purpose flour with vital wheat gluten, is right up your alley!

Even though the recipe title has "Quick" in the title, plan on at least 2 hours from start to finish ~ Enjoy!

Quick and Easy Bread Sticks
(4x6 recipe download)     (full page printable recipe)


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