Ingredients

  • For Dough:
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope instant yeast
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For Topping:
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Direction

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add water, sugar and yeast. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, or until yeast bubbles up.
  2. Add flour, salt, olive oil and remaining water to yeast mixture.
  3. Using. the dough hook attachment, mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl to form a ball. If the mixture is too wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until this happens.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towel, and allow to rest in a warm place until dough doubles in volume (approximately 1 1/2 hours).
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  6. Divide dough in two, then cut into eight pieces. Using your hands, roll each piece into a cylinder. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the dough into eight equal 10-inch bread sticks. Gently shape dough pieces so that they look like breadsticks, and transfer to a lined baking sheet coated in cooking spray. Make sure to space them apart slightly.
  7. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until just slightly golden.
  8. Melt butter with salt and garlic powder. Brush over warm breadsticks, and top with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy