I’m a fan of bread. Yes, this is only my second blog about bread, but as time goes on, I’ll definitely have more! It’s been a long time since I’ve had Pizza Hut breadsticks because I’m not a big fan of our local once. I am however a big fan of their breadsticks!
Directions are as follows: Mix together 1/2 cup warm water, 1/4 cup warm milk, 3/4 tbsp sugar and 1 1/4 tsp yeast. (I used a whisk) and let it ‘froth’ for 3-4 minutes. In bowl or stand mixer add 2 cups flour and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Add in 2 tbsp butter and 1/2 tsp salt to the mix. Let it mix till there is no loose flour (I used my hands for the last little mixing bit). Pour 4-5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil onto a 9×13 pan and spread your dough flat. Cover with plastic or damp cloth and let rise for 1 – 1 1/2 hours. Once risen, slice into sticks and brush top of sticks with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with spice mixture. Spice mixture consists of 1/2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 2-3 tbsp parmesean cheese, 1 tsp Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Heat oven to 450 degrees and bake for 12-17 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve hot with dipping sauce consisting of 1 cup pureed / canned tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and red chili flakes to taste.
I didn’t make the sauce since we were having our breadsticks with pasta, so we used that sauce. I used my Pampered Chef baking stone, so mine ended up a little overdone. We still scarfed them down, but will definitely have a shorter cook time when I make these again. The prep time on these is much shorter than the Olive Garden breadsticks, so we will definitely be having these again!
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