Monday, November 24, 2008
The ingredients: 1-1/2 cups hot water
2 Tbs. yeast
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. oil
3 cups flour
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
Parmesan cheese (not pictured)
Preheat oven to 400°. Mix yeast with hot water. Then add sugar, oil, salt, and flour. Mix well for ~8 minutes in mixer. If you don't happen to have a Kitchen-Aid or Bosch then I extend my condolences to you and hope you have strong hands for kneading the bread dough.
No need to let it rise. Just shape into breadstick shape and dip into the melted butter.
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle liberally with dried Italian dressing mix and Parmesan cheese.
Put it straight into the oven [no raising] and bake for around 10 minutes. Be careful not to over bake. You'll want them just barely starting to brown.
Serve hot with your favorite Italian meal and wait for the compliments. Shhh...and don't tell anyone how easy they were. Makes about 15 breadsticks.