Quick and Easy Breadsticks
Quick and simple buttery bread sticks -- garlic or cinnamon recipe variations included!
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 tablespoon oil
3 cups flour (I use part whole wheat, part unbleached)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4-1 cup milk
**See additional notes for ingredients and instructions to make garlic breadsticks or cinnamon breadsticks from this recipe!
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butter and oil in 9x13 pan and put in oven so butter melts as the oven heats up. Be careful not to let it burn!
2. Stir dry ingredients together, and gradually add milk, stirring until dough forms and leaves sides of bowl. I don't bother to actually measure out the milk - just add it gradually until there's enough.
3. Knead 5-6 times in bowl; place on floured countertop and roll out into 9x13-inch rectangle.
4. Lay dough in pre-heated 9x13-inch pan, atop the melted butter/oil. Cut into 1/2" strips. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
Garlic Breadsticks (shown above)
1 + 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add 1 teaspoon of the garlic powder and 1 tablespoon parsley flakes to the dough. Then, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the melted butter before placing dough in the pan. Breadsticks may be sprinkled with parmesan cheese before baking.
Cinnamon Breadsticks (shown below)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of breadsticks before baking. Tastes like cinnamon rolls!
This recipe and photos were submitted by guest chef Abigail Paul. She credits Maggie's Buttery Bread Sticks as the original recipe inspiration source. :)
Abigail notes, "I usually make one batch of garlic breadsticks and one of cinnamon - saves time to make two at once. The garlic ones are pretty much gone by the end of the meal, and we save the leftover cinnamon sticks for snacks or breakfast. Very tasty. :-D"