Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Whole Wheat Bread Sticks...Yummy!!!

When it comes to baking, I consider myself a rookie. It's really intimidating; the whole yeast thing. Let is rise, let is rise.
But... trying to find whole wheat premade biscuit dough or pizza dough is a trial of it's own. So I thought I'd give the baking thing a go.

I found this recipe for bread sticks a while back and realized how extremely easy they were. Since then, I've made them several times, several different ways too. The recipe is in one of my Betty Crocker cookbooks and I modified it quite a bit to fit my "whole wheat" spectrum.

Here's how I made them.

2 1/2 cup warm water
3 T yeast
4 T sugar
1 cup AP flour
5 cup whole wheat flour
1 T butter

The how-to's:

Place your yeast and sugar in your mixing bowl with the warm water and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.

Add in your flours and slowly mix until you get a nice sticky mixture. It will be sticky.
Take your dough and place on a flour-ed surface. Sprinkle some flour on it so it wont stick to your hands. This is what it should look like.

Now, I don't have a rolling pin and I managed just fine. I'm telling you this so you don't freak out that you are without one as well. If you feel you really "need" one, take a glass out of your cabinet, flour it up, and there you go. I tried it and it works quite well.
Anyhoo...you'll want to stretch out your dough so it's about 1/2 inch thick.

Take a knife or a pizza cutter and cut strips for your bread sticks. You can leave them flat as they are ~~~or~~~
You could twist them like I did. For extra pizazz...you could also roll some Parmesan cheese into the sticks as well. It's yummy too! Umm...Asiago cheese would also be quite a delight...

This recipe does make a big batch. So, cut your dough in half and you'll have enough for the next night. Keep in mind though, it's only good for 2 days. Oh! *giggle* Make sure you place it where it has plenty of room in your fridgerator...it does grow. It has yeast in it, remember? *snicker*

You'll want to take you butter and melt it a bit, then spread it over the tops of your breadsticks so that they come out golden brown. Bake them at 350 degress for 25-30 minutes.They'll look super pretty too if you serve them right next to a big dish of homemade Baked Ziti...what do you think?

This whole process takes about 15 minutes, not including baking. They are easy and quick. They taste a lot better than the premade bread sticks you find in the fridge aisle.
Keep in mind, I have twin girls that are very demanding and yet I still manage to get these on the table.
You can do it too,

I promise!

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  1. Yummy Kristen! I forgot to ask..would you like to post on my blog sometime? doesn't have to be right now as I know you are sick. Praying that you feel better soon!

  2. These look so good :) Thanks for leading me to your blog with these delicious bread sticks!!


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