Breads

Breadsticks

36
2 packages dry yeast (or 4 ½ tsp)
½ cup sugar, divided
2 cups warm water, divided
3 Tbls vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp salt
4 ½ to 5 cups flour
melted butter and garlic salt (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup warm water. (Let it sit about 5 minutes and get good and foamy. This is how you know your yeast is active.) Add the oil, egg, salt, remaining sugar, water and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour ½ cup at a time, until a soft dough forms. (I usually use about 4 3/4 cups of flour. Once you have added 4 1/2 cups, add just a couple of Tablespoons at a time if more is needed.) Knead dough until smooth and elastic about 6-8 minutes. (I knead in the mixer with the dough hook attachment. Of course, you could also turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand.) Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40-60 minutes. The time it takes to rise will vary based to the temperature of your kitchen. Punch the dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into 36 pieces. Shape each piece into a 6 inch rope. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes. I brush a little of melted butter on the tops of each breadstick and then sprinkle just a little garlic salt across the top just before baking (Parmesan cheese is good also). Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutritions

Calories
38

Sodium
72mg
3% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
0.5g
1% DV

Carbs
5g
1% DV

Fiber
0.3g
1% DV