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Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

 Garlic Cheese Breadsticks
These slightly chewy breadsticks have plenty of garlic and cheese flavor. "Whenever I make these breadsticks, my three daughters will eat every last one if I let them," relates Melinda Rhoads of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, wheat germ, yeast and
  • salt. In a saucepan, heat the water, 1 tablespoon oil and honey to
  • 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until
  • moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x
  • 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; press dough to edges of pan. Brush with

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Directions (continued)

  • remaining oil. Sprinkle with parsley, basil and garlic. Cover and
  • let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 3-5
  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.
  • Cut into 20 strips. Serve warm. Yield: 20 breadsticks.
Nutritional Facts: 2 breadsticks equals 163 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.