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Tender Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

 Tender Garlic Cheese Breadsticks
Breadsticks complements so many dishes. These tender ones pair well with Italian dishes, salads and soups. I feel that when I use bread flour instead of all-purpose the texture is lighter.—Ann Volner, Maryville, Missouri
32 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and milk. Add the
  • sugar, butter, salt, baking soda and 3 cups flour. Beat until
  • smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

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Tender Garlic Cheese Breadsticks (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; cover and let rest for 10
  • minutes. Divide into 32 pieces. Shape each into a 4-1/2-in. rope.
  • Place melted butter in a shallow bowl. Place cheese in a separate
  • shallow bowl. Dip ropes in butter then coat with cheese. Place 3
  • in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Combine Italian
  • seasoning and garlic powder; sprinkle over breadsticks. Cover and
  • let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 32 breadsticks.
Nutritional Facts: 1 breadstick equals 117 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.