How to make Amazing Homemade Breadsticks Hello and welcome to In the Kitchen with Matt,
I am your Host, Matt Taylor. Today, I am going to teach you how to make Breadsticks. These
breadsticks are very very similar to the breadsticks that you would get at a restaurant like Olive
Garden, ooh those bottomless baskets of breadsticks, love those things. So that’s what we are going
to make today, let’s get started. For the ingredients we have 3 cups of bread flour,
1/4th cup of softened or melted butter, we have two tablespoons of sugar, we have one
teaspoon of active dry yeast, one and a half teaspoons of table salt, we also have one
cup and one tablespoon of water. I have a pan with parchment paper here, I also have
a whisk, and I have a fork. First what we want to do is we want to heat up our water,
so we can proof our yeast, so I am going to heat this water in the microwave for about
30 seconds. We want it to be in between 105 and 115 degrees. Ok now I am going to add
my sugar, and my yeast, take my fork and mix it around a little bit, and that yeast is
going to feed off the sugar. And then we just set this aside and let it sit for 5 to 10
minutes, until it starts to get nice and foamy on top. And that is how we know that yeast
is active. Ok the yeast has had time to sit, and as you can see it is nice and foamy there,
so we know that it is activated. Now what we do, what we are going to do move that over
here, we are going to grab our flour and we are going to add our salt. We are going to
take our whisk, and lets just whisk that in, ok, then we are going to take our butter,
and we are going to put that in there as well, and then our yeast. And we will go ahead and
mix this all up.
And then when it gets to about this point, this is when I take it to the counter and
we will start to knead. And so we are going to take this, and we are going to push it
out right there, and we will leave some of this dry stuff right there at the edge there.
And the way that you knead is you push it like that with your hands, fold and push,
and then turn, put the rest of this dough in there. And then you knead it for about
8 minutes.
Ok and then once you are done, I got this other bowl here, and I just put a little bit
of canola oil in there, umm, and I am just going to go ahead and mix it all around the
sides there, you can use olive oil too if you like. And I will take my dough, and I
am going to move it around a little bit so it gets coated. All right, so I am going to
cover it, and let it rise for an hour to an hour and a half. Ok as you can see that dough
has risen quite nicely. And now what I am going to do is I want to divide it into about
12 equal parts. So I am going to just take this out of there, and to do that, I am going
to just stretch it out a little, and we are going to do thirds, like that. Then I want
four pieces of each. One two three four. And then what I am going to do is just take my
dough cutter here, and if you don’t have a dough cutter, then that is all right, just
use your knife. And if they are not exactly the same size, don’t worry about it. Now what
we are going to do is, we are going to take a piece and just roll it in our hands, so
it is about 6 to 8 inches long. And we will go ahead and just put it right on our paper
hear, like that. Just like that.
Ok and then another thing you can do is you can use a sheet pan, with an artisan mat if
you like. Ok then what we are going to do is let these rise again, for another hour
to hour and a half, before we bake them in the oven, and I am going to re-cover these
up that way they don�t dry out. Ok, our bread sticks have finished rising. And now
what I am going to do, is I got about 2 tablespoons of butter there, and I am going to just put
this on, and this is going to help it get nice and golden brown, and add some nice flavor,
so let’s go ahead and just butter the tops of all these. We will set this extra butter
aside, and we are going to put this on them, right when they come out of the oven. So now
let’s preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and then we are going to bake these at 400 degrees
for 12 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown. On to that step, Ok and once
they come out of the oven, we are going to take our butter, and we are going to immediately
put some more butter on top, and then what we do is we take a little bit of garlic powder
or garlic salt, give it a little sprinkle. All right our breadsticks are done, they smell
amazing, they were really easy to make, simple ingredients, if I can make these, you can
make them. I’m Matt Taylor; this has been another episode of In the Kitchen with Matt.
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