Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Easy Homemade Breadsticks

Easy Homemade Breadsticks.  Quick and easy to make, and the perfect side for lasagna, pasta, or anything really.  Makes a great weeknight sidedish/bread. Alohamora Open a Book

I think baking/making bread can appear intimidating.  When I was in high school I had to make this bread, Day of the Dead bread I think, for Spanish class.  To make a long story short the yeast did not rise (probably old now that I think about it) and my bread was so not right.  It was hard and disgusting.  I think I was afraid to make anything involving yeast for years after that.   High school sure can be traumatizing. :)

In college my sister's roommate shared with me several delicious recipes; I think she realized I had no idea what I was doing and seriously needed help in the cooking department.

Amy gave me, among others, this Easy Homemade Breadsticks recipe way back during my sophomore year in college, and I've loved it ever since.

Now, you do have to use yeast, but even with my issues with yeast in the past I have always been able to successfully make these breadsticks.  Major bonus that I can make these fast as well.

Basically, if I can makes these breadsticks, even my college self could, then you can most definitely make these Easy Homemade Breadsticks.

Easy Homemade Breadsticks
Recipe: Alohamora slightly adapted from Amy
Active Time: 25 minutes
Inactive Time: 30-40 minutes
Servings: 10-12 breadsticks

1 Tbsp yeast, active dry yeast
1 1/2 c. warm water, not hot water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 c. flour, all purpose
2 Tbsp butter, melted
dash garlic salt


  1. In a cup or small bowl dissolve your yeast in your warm water and let it sit.  
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer combine your sugar, salt, and flour together.  
  3. Add the yeast and water mixture to the flour mixture and mix to combine it.  
  4. Knead it, I just use the hook feature on my stand mixer, for 3 minutes and then let it rest for 10 minutes. 
  5. While it is resting I like to pull out 2 cookie sheets and place silicone baking mats underneath.  If you don't have baking mats spray your cookie sheets with a cooking spray. 
  6. On a floured surface make and layout 10- 12 small dough balls.
  7. Roll out the individual dough balls into strips.  I like to use my hands to roll it first and then roll them into longer strips right on the cookie sheet. 
  8. When you have rolled out all of your strips into breadsticks brush each one with melted butter and sprinkle the top of each breadstick with garlic salt. 
  9. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees now. 
  10. Let your breadsticks rise for at least 10 minutes, but no more than 30 minutes. 
  11. Bake breadsticks at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the top is golden brown.  
  12. Enjoy! 
  13. Store leftovers in an airtight container. 

Happy Easy Homemade Breadsticks eating!

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