Monday, July 23, 2012

Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

These were soooo good.  And so easy to make, too.  The delicious-looking pic in the original post got me to makin' these as soon as I could.  Thanks to a friend for pinning this on Pinterest!  I made the full dough amount and am freezing the other half for use later. 

You use a pizza stone and shape the bread on parchment so you can slide it right onto the super-hot pizza stone.  Loved the results- just perfect, crisp crust.  I can't wait to make this again!  The whole fam loved this and inhaled it, of course.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks
adapted from Lauren's Latest

1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey {or sugar}
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 cups bread flour (give or take 1/2 cup…depending on humidity)

1.  In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and honey into warm water. Sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam.  Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.  Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn’t stick to your hands.

2.  Once you reach this stage, turn the mixer on high to knead for about 6 minutes.  The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean.  Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

1/2 recipe Pizza Dough (above)
2 tablespoons softened salted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 pound grated mozzarella cheese

1.  Preheat oven to 500 degrees , or as hot as it will go with pizza stone inside.  (Mine only does 425-450.) (If you don’t have a pizza stone, use an upside down cookie sheet).

2.  Mix butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.  Spread pizza dough out into a 12-inch circle on parchment paper.  Spread the butter and garlic mixture over dough and top with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Bake 9-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven and cool 1-2 minutes before cutting. Serve hot, with marinara.
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1 comment:

Cori said...

when my house is not so hot and humid I am going to make these. maybe 3 batches! :)