Beginner's Breadsticks

Get creative with your toppings!


Details

Difficulty

Beginner

Yield

12 breadsticks

Prep Time

30 minutes

Rise Time

30 minutes

Bake Time

10 to 14 minutes

Total Time

75 minutes

Ingredients


  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons + 1 tablespoon Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 egg white
  • Toppings: A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, Italian herb seasoning, sesame seed, etc.

Directions


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine water and 2 teaspoons olive oil in a small microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch  (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture with egg white.

Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball. 

Knead  on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.

Cut dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a 10-inch rope. Spray hands or counter with cooking spray, if dough is too sticky to handle easily. Place on large greased  baking sheet (or use 2 smaller baking sheets, if needed).  Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with desired toppings.  Cover with towel; let rise in warm place  until doubled in size, about 30 minutes .

Bake at 450ºF for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan with a metal spatula.  Serve warm.