Every time I make these garlic and herb bread sticks recipe, my whole house smells amazing! They are soft, light and delicious.
If you don't have a bread machine, you can use a Heavy Duty Stand mixer to knead the dough. If the dough ball doesn't pull away from the bowl, add a little extra flour until it does and then use the machine to knead the dough for 5 or 6 minutes. Turn onto a floured surface and knead by hand until smooth and then continue with the directions for the garlic and herb bread sticks recipe for the bread machine.
Here's what you are going to need:
9 ounces of warm water (105 to 110° F)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons of garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
3 cups bread flour (you may need to add up to 1/4 cup more)
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
Here'w what you need to do:
Place the first nine ingredients in the bread machine in the order recommended by manufacturer.
Select dough setting. Check after about 5 minutes. If the dough is sticking to the sides of the pan, sprinkle in a little more flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan.
When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead a little flour into the dough so it's not so sticky.
Divide it into 20 equal portions.
Shape each into a ball.
Roll each into a 9-in. rope.
Place on 2 baking sheets that have been greased, lined with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 to 40 minutes. Be careful not to over-proof them because they will crack on top. If you do over proof them, they still taste good...don't ask me how I know this LOL.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush with butter.
**Note: This is a really strong garlic taste so if you are not a big fan of garlic, cut the garlic powder back to 2 or 3 teaspoons.
Don't have a bread machine? Here are some tips that may help: How to Make Bread Without A Bread Machine
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