Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Soft Breadsticks

Sometimes while I'm fixing dinner I suddenly realize that this meal would really benefit from having some bread on the side. Only, it's 15 minutes until the food is done and I haven't started any bread!! Arrgh!

Then I take a deep breath and start making Soft Breadsticks. And 15 minutes later, we have bread with dinner. All is right with the world.

I got this recipe from Taste of Home magazine years and years ago. I have used it many, many, many times since. It is just that easy and that good. Try it and you'll see why we make it so often.

Soft Breadsticks

In a small bowl combine:

1 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Stir to combine well. Add

2/3 c. milk

Stir until a soft dough forms. This is kind of like biscuit dough, you don't want to be too tough with it or the breadsticks will be tough. Roll the dough out to a rectangle approximately 10" x 5" and about 1/2 " thick. Cut it into 12 breadsticks.

In a 9x13 pan melt 3 Tbs. of butter or margarine. Place the breadsticks in the pan, flipping to coat both sides. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place in a 450 degree oven for 14 -18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Notes:
  • I almost always need less milk. Don't add it all at once, you can always add more, but it is really hard to take it out if you used too much!!
  • Sometimes I sprinkle them with garlic powder and sesame seeds. You could do poppy seeds or a combo also.
  • We always double this recipe. I have a half-sheet cake pan that fits the doubled recipe perfectly. You could use two 9x13's if you don't have a big pan.
I don't have a picture of this recipe because we always eat them too fast. Yeah, it's not because I forgot, it's because they were gone so fast.

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5 comments:

Nancy said...

Those sound good! I'm surprised that you can have a homemade bread ready in that short amount of time.

Duckygirl said...

I'm copying this down right now...I think this is going to save me on a LOT of nights!! Thank you :)

-Laura

Snow White said...

a homemade bread that's ready that quick is wonderful - thanks for sharing!

SavingSomeGreen said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing!

Snow White said...

I made these tonight -- they tasted great but didn't look super pretty... I think I added too much milk.