Italian Bread Sticks Recipe (Bread Maker)

Italian bread sticks recipe Michele Romano style. Baked and ate hot Image: Italian Bread Sticksout of the oven, what a delightful addition to any Italian meal.

They are also very sinful for the waistline. I don't know about you, but all these buns, breads and rolls are big weaknesses of mine!

You'll need al the self control you can muster. Especially fresh baked and served warm with an Italian appetizer platter or with a big bowl of pasta. Well, as they say moderation is the key...lol.

I like to experiment with all my bread and bread maker recipes for buns and bread and pizza dough. I do this by adding whole wheat flour, rye flour or rice and oat flours. Of course we all know that most these recipes are the best with the good old fashioned white flour.

These are incredibly soft and tasty.

Bread Sticks Recipe

Ingredients (1 1/2 1b loaf)
  • 1-1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp quick rise yeast
Topping
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Use hot tap water or heat up water and butter in microwave for 25 seconds until lukewarm.
  3. Pour into bread maker and add all other ingredients, set on dough cycle.
  4. Mean while, wisk oil, melted butter, oregano and pasley flakes together in a bowl.
  5. When dough is ready, remove from bread maker.
  6. Roll out into rectangle, brush with topping.
  7. Cut into 1 inch strips (pizza cutter works well)
  8. Place on large greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper)
  9. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 14 -16 minutes until golden brown.

Prep time: 15 min.
Cook time: 15 min.
Serves: 15 to 18 sticks
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Without Bread Maker

  1. Mix warm water, cream and melted butter in a small bowl,sprinkle yeast over top.
  2. let sit 10 min or until frothy.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients and mix until dough is formed.
  5. Cover and let rise in warm place for 30 min.
  6. Punch dough out, knead 2 min on floured surface.
  7. Roll out to large rectangle, cut into strips as outlined above.
  8. Follow directions from above to end.

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