Thursday, March 10, 2011

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks

Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, and Basil Breadsticks
•1 head of roasted garlic (click here for recipe)
•1 1/8 cups of warm water
•2 tbsp olive oil
•3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
•2 tbsp sugar
•1 1/2 tsp salt
•2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
•3 cups of flour
•2 tsp active dry yeast
•1 tbsp butter
Roast the garlic then let cool. Once the garlic is cool, remove each clove from the peeling and chop.
Place all dough ingredients (through yeast) in the bread machine in the order listed. Put the yeast in a well in the center of the flour. Select the dough cycle and press start.
Once the bread machine stops (it was one and a half hours on my machine). Remove the pan from the bread machine and pour the dough onto a well floured surface. Divide dough into 20 small balls or 10 larger balls. Roll each ball into a rope then place on a baking sheet lined with asilpat mat coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 40 minutes).
Coat the breadsticks with melted butter then place into the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!