Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fast Food Follies: Garlic Bread Sticks

Last weekend I mixed up another batch of the olive oil dough I used when making pocket sandwiches. On Monday I decided I really wanted garlic bread sticks, and the dough was the prefect starting point.

Here's what you need
Bread dough, about two hand fulls for a large pan of breadsticks
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1-2 tablespoons of garlic powder (You could also use fresh garlic, finely chopped.)

Here's how to make them:
In a small bowl mix up the butter and garlic. If the butter has been in the fridge, it helps to microwave it for a few seconds first to make it softer.
Place the dough on a greased or floured surface and flatten it into a rectangle. Aim for 1/4 of an inch thick. It doesn't need to be perfect.
Spread the butter and garlic mixture on the flattened dough.
Cut the dough into 1 inch strips. Twist each strip a couple of times and place it on the baking pan.
Let the sticks rise for about half an hour. During the last 10 minutes of the rise, preheat the oven to 450.
Bake the breadsticks for 20 minutes, or until they are golden on top.

They were delicious, and kept well for a couple of days.