9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

My daughter loves Pizza – hey most kids do.. I remember going for a birthday party and all kids (age 2 – 12) were excited on seeing the big cake and they all wanted to pounce on the cake.. It was really difficult to hold them back.. After the cake was cut, the kids were served the cake and all of them were very happy to receive a big piece of cake… But that was only for 10 seconds until the Pizza and Garlic Bread boxes were opened and all kids wanted to jump on it.. They were given a slice of Pizza and one Garlic Bread. After many servings, the kids did not eat the cake after the 10 seconds, but ate the Pizza and Garlic Bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!. My daughter gets excited when I make Pizza, but if we order from outside, she is next to the phone reminding me every 10 seconds to order garlic bread also.. She will say – Pizza and Garlic Bread… I made these Garlic Breadsticks today and it was a big hit. My husband and daughter loved it and wanted more!!! That is good review and I was happy to see the bread sticks vanish in minutes!!. I started to do the recipe from here but changed a bit for our preference.

All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Warm Water - 1/2 cup (About 110 degrees F)
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup (About 110 degrees F)
Salt - 3/4 tea spoon
Sugar - 1 table spoon
Italian Seasoning - 1 table spoon + 1 table spoon
Olive Oil - 2 table spoons + 2 table spoons + 1 table spoon
Cheese - 3 table spoons + 2 table spoons (grated)
Rapid Rise / Instant Yeast - 2 1/4 tea spoons
Garlic - 3 table spoons (minced fine / use garlic paste)
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In a mixer bowl, add warm water, warm milk, yeast and sugar and mix well and leave it to froth.
Once the mixture is frothy, add 2 table spoons olive oil, salt, flour and run the mixer on low until most of the flour is absorbed.
Add 3 table spoons cheese, garlic, 1 table spoon Italian seasoning and run the mixer until it forms a ball - around 5 minutes. Add a table spoon more flour if the dough is very sticky. If doing by hand, it will take around 7 minutes of kneading.
Transfer to a greased bowl and allow it to rise for about 30 minutes
Take a 10X13 sheet pan and grease it well with 2 table spoons of olive oil
Spread the dough on the sheet pan and cover it with a greased plastic sheet. DO NOT USE KITCHEN TOWEL as it can stick to the dough and will be difficult to remove.
Preheat the oven to 210 degrees C
After 1 hour or after risen to double the volume, cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch thick strips and spread a table spoon of oil on the dough, sprinkle 2 table spoons cheese and Italian seasoning
Bake in the oven for 14 - 20 minutes until it becomes golden and corners become crisp. It is a good idea to remove the breadsticks around 10 minutes and run the pizza cutter through the cut area to make it easier. Also rotate the pan half way through
Remove from the oven and cool it in the pan for 2 minutes and transfer to a cutting board. Cut with the pizza cutter or a knife and serve hot with marinara sauce
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Points to note Yeast– (from https://www.kingarthurflour.com/tips/yeast-bread-primer.html)  Somewhere between 95°F and 115°F is fine. With such a wide temperature range, you know that yeast is really quite accommodating. Try a few drops of water on your wrist. If it feels warm and comfortable to you, it will feel the same way to the yeast. The temperature has to be 120°F, which feels hot, before it begins to kill the yeast. It has to get all the way to 140°F before all the yeast is completely done in. 140°F feels really hot. If you don’t want to trust yourself the first time around, use a candy thermometer to see if you and the thermometer agree on what is “hot” and what’s just right.
Sending this to my own guest host event Know your Dairy – Cheese, Jagruti’s page, Vardhini's Bake Fest hosted by Foodomania this month, Divya's Love Lock Series - Breads, Vidya's page Pari's preschooler snacks, brain child of Nithu's Kitchen, Let's Party, Bookmarked Entries - Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes as host and mention Ruth from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments as founder of the challenge, Kid's delight - warm foods to beat the rain, Tickling Palate's Starters / Appetizers, Around the World - Italian, Reshmi's page, Yeastspotting, Jagruti's JCO Events  Super Foods, Bon Viviant - Baked Goodies, JCO - Monsoon of India, Jagruti's page


  1. Looks perfect !!

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    Sharans Samayalarai

    1. Hi Sharans... Thanks for checking my blog... Love your blog... Very colorful and detailed..

  2. Perfectly baked bread sticks.. My daughter's favorite too.
    Thanks for linking it to the event.

    1. Thanks Divya... Happy to be part of the event.,.

  3. oh wow..can't take my eyes of from the screen..looks so tempting
    Thanks for linking it to my event.

    Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
    Super Foods~Super Power

  4. Heya Sowmya!! Thanks so much for linking this super delicious bake to my Bake Fest Event & Giveaway!! :)

    Also, if you want to enter the Amazon Gift Card giveaway, please like/follow & leave a comment on my Facebook or Twitter Page saying you've done so! Sorry for the trouble! :) Its just so that I could shortlist the people who are eligible for the giveaway! :) Thanks a lot.

    1. Hi Kavi, Thanks for your comments and happy to join the bake fest event.

  5. just came across your blog... bread sticks look delicious... perfect...

  6. Garlic bread sticks looks so good and what a simple recipe too. thnx for linking them up.


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