The smell of warm garlic bread is one of life’s beautiful treasures. Our family simply can’t get enough of these!–Mellyn
Yield: 16 or 32 breadsticks, depending on the size you like
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 1/2 cups water — very warm
- 2 cups wheat flour — ground from about 1 1/2 cups hard white wheat
- 3 Tablespoons yeast
- 2 cups rolled oats — ground into flour (I do mine in the blender)
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt — or as needed
- 1 jar your favorite spaghetti sauce
- Combine honey, salt, oil and water in bread mixer (you can also do this by hand!)
- Add wheat flour and yeast. Mix well.
- While mixer is running, add oat flour.
- Add 3 cups of white flour and check consistency of dough. You want it to gather in a ball and begin to scrape the sides of the bowl . If the dough is still sticking to the bottom or sides of the bowl, add more flour a little at a time.
- Let dough rise for a minimum of 20 minutes or as long as an hour.
- Divide into pieces. For larger breadsticks, make 16 equal pieces. For smaller, more traditional-sized breadsticks, do 32 pieces. (I like the 16-piece size because the leftovers can be sliced and used for buns!)
- Form into breadsticks by rolling them with your palm on a surface sprayed with canola oil — the way you used to make playdough snakes when you were little!
- Place them on 2 cookie sheets, sprayed with oil.
- Brush with oil and sprinkle with parmesan and garlic salt.**
- Cover and let rise for 25 minutes (or you can do a quick rise for 15 minutes by putting your pans in the oven, setting the oven to preheat to 200 degrees and setting your timer for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes turn the oven OFF and leave the door shut. This makes a nice warm environment and will shave some time off your rise!)
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. (I turn mine around after 10 minutes so they brown evenly.) I also bake just one tray at a time so I don’t have to worry about trading racks halfway through, burning the bottom, etc. If you’re more skilled at multi-tasking, you can probably handle baking both pans at once!
- Serve with warm spaghetti sauce for dipping and a green salad.
**You can also reserve some to make dessert sticks…just sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon instead of cheese and garlic — although I wouldn’t recommend dipping this in spaghetti sauce!
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