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Herbed Soft Breadsticks Recipe

Herbed Soft Breadsticks Recipe

Be prepared to refill the basket when you put out these irresistibly chewy breadsticks, recommends Laneta Culp from Cazenovia, Wisconsin. “They were very popular at the bakery I once worked for.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, marjoram and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Italian herb seasoning

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, egg, oil, sugar, salt, oregano, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut into 6-in. x 1-in. strips. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Brush with egg; sprinkle with herb seasoning. Bake at 400° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 32 breadsticks.

Nutritional Facts

2 breadsticks equals 181 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 317 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.