Easy Homemade Breadstick Recipe
The Best Homemade Breadstick Recipe
This is the best breadstick recipe for me because it is fast, easy, and delicious! I have been making these breadsticks for years now and my family LOVES them. Also, it is pretty awesome to have homemade, yummy breadsticks in just an hour from start to finish!
Homemade Breadstick Ingredients:
The ingredients and recipe are super simple. The dough consists of only yeast, water, flour, sugar, and salt.
I usually use instant yeast and just let it soften in the water while I measure out the dry ingredients. If your yeast is not instant, you can let it proof and become bubbly while in the water, about 5-10 minutes.
How to Make the Homemade Breadsticks
I use a spoon to stir all of the dough ingredients together until I can see the dough start to form.
Knead the Dough:
I knead the dough by hand for about 3 minutes to finish combining the ingredients. Honestly, I usually knead the dough right there in the bowl! (I use a 4-quart bowl, by the way.) At this point, the dough is still quite sticky, but you can form it into a ball.
Let the Dough Rest:
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Then, it is ready to be rolled out on a lightly floured surface. If you are worried that your dough is over-floured, you can just spray your surface with a nonstick cooking spray or try using a nonstick silicone baking mat. If you use a nonstick mat, just be sure that you don’t cut the dough into strips with something that will cut your mat as well.
Cut the Dough:
A pizza cutter works really well for cutting the dough into strips.
After you cut the dough, hold the ends of each strip together and twist. Then, roll the breadsticks around in the melted butter and find a place to rest them on the pan.
The Finishing Touches
Once the breadsticks are shaped, buttered, and arranged in the pan, it is time for the seasonings! I like to sprinkle on some garlic salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. There are many other seasonings that would be great too! I think the Parmesan cheese is key to a good breadstick though.
The second rise only needs about 20 minutes. So, I just start heating my oven at this point and once my oven reaches the temperature, I start baking! The breadsticks will not have doubled in size, but you can tell that they are slightly puffier.
This recipe is from my mom and my family cookbook.
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Easy Homemade Breadstick Recipe
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- garlic salt
- Italian seasoning
- onion powder
- grated Parmesan cheese
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Then stir in the yeast mixture until combined and dough begins to come together. Use your hands to finish mixing the dough by kneading.
- Knead the dough for 3 minutes, until dough is well combined and sticky. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Melt 1/2 cup butter and pour onto a baking sheet.
- Lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough out into a rectangle about the size of the baking sheet. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 1-inch-wide strips. With a strip of dough, bring the ends together so it is doubled, then twist. Roll the bread stick in the butter until coated, then place on the pan. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Season breadsticks with a light, even layer of garlic salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning (or other desired seasonings). Sprinkle Parmesan evenly over top. Don't be skimpy on the Parmesan!
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, let the bread sticks rise for 10-20 minutes.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until beginning to lightly brown.
Make Ahead Instructions: After seasoning, cover with foil and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator about 1 hour before serving to let the bread sticks come to room temperature and rise for about 10 minutes, then bake according to directions.