Homemade Bread Sticks

I have always been scared to bake bread but it’s a fear I must face. Since I was making a big pot of spaghetti for dinner I decided to try baking homemade bread sticks. I found this recipe on Our Best Bitesthat looked simple yet tasty. My kids were really excited to help make them with me… they both loved watching the water, sugar and yeast bubble and they did a great job twisting the bread dough into sticks. Once they were baked, I rubbed the sticks with butter and sprinkled the tops with garlic salt – they were fantastic. We all, especially my kids, loved them. I am looking forward to more bread baking in the future.

Homemade Bread Sticks:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Our Best Bites
 
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 cups of flour

Combine the water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes or until the yeast is bubbly.

Add salt to the mixture and stir. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix well. Gradually add more flour until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl and it barely sticks to your finger – it’s usually 3-4 cups depending on your elevation and humidity.

Spray a metal or glass bowl with cooking spray and place the ball of dough in the bowl.

Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes or until it’s doubled in size.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Place a silpat sheet on a baking pan and coat with cooking spray. Gently roll the dough into a rectangle then cut into 20 strips with a pizza cutter.

Twist the dough or wrap it around your finger then place each twisted bread stick onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough making sure to leave some room between each bread stick. Cover pan and allow dough to rise for another 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. When the bread is done rising, bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown. Rub the tops of the bread sticks with butter then sprinkle with garlic salt or Parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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33 Responses to “Homemade Bread Sticks”

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    Jenn — December 3, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    There's nothing better than a buttery soft breadstick. Yummy! That's the one thing I always eat up when ever I eat out at a restaurant.

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    theUngourmet — December 3, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    You did such a nice job with your breadsticks! I've been wanting to try baking some more lately as well.

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    Sophia — December 3, 2009 @ 8:00 am

    Wow. These sure beats the ones in Olive Garden! They look perfect!

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    Mrs Snow — December 3, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    Hi hun,

    You have an amazing gift of making things seem so simple and inspiring confidence in others :) ))…They look so yummy I am thinking of making them myself…

    Love, light & Blessings,

    Sue :)

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    Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) — December 3, 2009 @ 11:06 am

    These just look so good and soft. Oh and you made them so perfect looking too! Can't wait to try.
    vickie

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    Melynda — December 3, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    Very nice, you will find that yeast dough is very forgiving. I can tell there will be more yeast dough recipes in the future. Thanks.

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    tamilyn — December 3, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    I am coming to your place for some of these!

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    nanny — December 3, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

    They look wonderful…wish I had some right now!

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    Memória — December 3, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

    They look so good that I might make these today with or without pasta haha. Wow!

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    5 Star Foodie — December 3, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

    Your homemade breadsticks look fantastic! A great addition to a meal!

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    Grace — December 3, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

    my mom used to make breadsticks for us when we were kids, but now that i think about it, i don't believe they were from scratch. shame on the mamster, but kudos to you! :)

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    Ingrid — December 3, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

    Kudos! It feels good overcoming a fear doesn't it? I've recently done the same. Yeast, dough, bread here we come! :)
    ~ingrid

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    stephchows — December 3, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

    I'm so excited you did it!!! congrats!! Isn't baking bread great! I love the way it makes the house smell :)

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    Mary — December 3, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

    These look really wonderful. Pam. You have a houseful of great twisters. I'm sure they enjoyed the fruits of their labor.

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    Debbie — December 3, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

    Freshly baked breadsticks just sound so good!

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    Grant — December 3, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

    1 Tablespoon of yeast? That's about how much I use in a batch of pizza dough for 16 pizzas!

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    The Blonde Duck — December 3, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    I love baking bread!

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    Marjie — December 3, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

    Despite what we think, yeast bread is not delicate. And, you know what you're feeding the kids! If you want them to rise faster (kids can get impatient), simply double the yeast and leave all the other ingredients the same. It won't change the flavor at all.

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    Kimmie — December 3, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    I would KILL one of these right about now. Or 4.

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    Farmgirl Cyn — December 3, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

    Oh my. These would have been perfect with my Prego spaghetti last night!!!

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    chakhlere — December 3, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

    wow!! these freshly baked bread sticks look perfect. I love them so much….will surely make them !! Lovely.

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    Pam — December 3, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    Yum! Fresh baked breadsticks are always good!

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    Live.Love.Eat — December 3, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

    Oh my, I am with you, I have been a bit scared too!!!! These look amazing Pam!!!

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    Cheryl — December 4, 2009 @ 1:58 am

    Those remind me of the ones at Olive Garden, which I adore! Great job!

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    Kerstin — December 4, 2009 @ 3:45 am

    Awww, this does seem like the perfect project to do with the kiddos :) They look delicious! I'm still working on my fear of making bread. I haven't advanced past making pizza dough yet!

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    fittingbackin — December 5, 2009 @ 4:35 am

    These look so yummy and flaky fabulous!! I've been scared to make my own dough…. you make it all look so easy!

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    martine — December 5, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    Thanks for sharing this peach white and blueberry cake recipe… Will try this!!

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    pigpigscorner — December 5, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    You did a good job! They look great!

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    Chris — December 5, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

    Way to "stick it" to your fear of baking!

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    Jeff — December 6, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

    Woo hoo another breadsticker. We are currently have a dough resting on the counter that will be turned in breadsticks hopefully shortly.

    Nicely done!!

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    Fresh Local and Best — December 7, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

    I like how simple this recipe is, and the bread sticks look so wonderfully fluffy and crispy.

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    Amari — March 17, 2010 @ 1:52 am

    Thanks for a great breadstick recipe! I substituted half whole wheat flour in this recipe and they turned out fabulous! I even posted a picture of them on my blog eatchiclifestyle.com!

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    READ FULL ARTICLE — March 29, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    This is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read post!

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