Serve dinner with a side of these Parmesan Breadsticks, then just wait and listen for the praises to be sung! It will happen. 🙂
So I realized that my site is loaded with desserts and main dish recipes, but is seriously lacking on sides and appetizers. I’m attempting to change that, at least in a small way, with today’s delicious, big-on-flavor, breadsticks.
Since I’m a total bread person, my typical daily diet is embarrassingly carb heavy, I cannot believe that I haven’t shared more yeast-involved recipes here! It really is a crime of which I’m completely guilty and will fully take the blame.
But, I hope you’ll forgive me when you make these delights…soft and heavenly with a perfect “crust” of buttery parmesan cheese on the outside. I love to dip these in soups, which is perfect, because soup season is pretty much upon us!
You’ll never need another breadstick recipe again. These are terrific!
I convinced my sister to whip up a batch and send me the photos, because she has that special touch with these breadsticks. Don’t get me wrong, these are totally yummy no matter who makes them and are hard to mess up, but there’s just something about the tasty products of her labors, particularly in this department. 🙂
2 1/2 c warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
4 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
7 c flour
8 Tbsp melted butter
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Place the warm water and yeast into a large mixing bowl first and let it sit for about 10 minutes or until the yeast has grown. Then add the oil, sugar, salt, and 4 cups of the flour, in that order. Turn on the mixer and add the 2 eggs and 3 more cups flour, adding one cup at a time. Beat on high for 4 minutes.
Let the dough rise in the bowl in a warm area covered in plastic wrap for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough out in a rectangle on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use a pizza cutter to cut dough into 1 inch by 6 inch pieces.
Place the melted butter in one shallow bowl and the grated Parmesan cheese in another shallow bowl. Take each slice of dough and dip both sides of it in the butter followed by the Parmesan cheese. While still holding the dough, carefully twist each piece and lay on a greased baking sheet.
Bake 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the Parmesan cheese on top begins to turn golden brown.
I hope you love these!