Saturday, June 20, 2015

Herb and Garlic Breadsticks!



These bread sticks are so easy to make but what is even better is how delicious they are!  Last week, after a very busy day, I was looking for a fast and delicious dinner.  I picked up a rotisserie chicken, had enough greens for a salad and wanted some great-tasting bread to complete the meal.  I pulled out my copy of More Bread Machine Magic and found these Herb and Garlic Breadsticks.  Perfect!


At 3:00 I put all the ingredients in my bread machine and set it to the dough cycle.  At 4:30 the dough came out, was rolled, cut and allowed to rest another 30 minutes.  At 5:00 they went into the oven and by 5:30 we had warm, delicious, herb and garlic bread sticks!  They are brushed with a combination of Italian seasonings and coarse salt before going into the oven and brushed with the mixture once again after they are baked creating more buttery, herby goodness on the bread sticks. 




Just be warned - it will be hard getting them to the table without eating at least two yourself :)


Dads and busy little boys will love these!


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!*

*Our son-in-law will be a father again next January :)  More fun times ahead for him, our daughter and for us!  Meanwhile, my garden container babies continue to grow...


Herb and Garlic Breadsticks

Adapted from More Bread Machine Magic
Printable Recipe

Makes 16 Bread sticks

Ingredients for double batch in parentheses

3/4 cup warm water (1-3/8 cup)
2 teaspoons warm butter or margarine (4 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon sugar (2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon salt (2 teaspoons)
2 cups bread flour (4 cups)
1-1/2 teaspoons instant yeast (2-1/2)

Herb and Garlic Topping:

Note:  The original recipe calls for just garlic and 1-2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese.  I adapted it to an herb topping, instead.  

2 tablespoons melted butter (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons olive oil (1/4 cup)
1 clove of garlic, minced (2 cloves)
1 teaspoon dried oregano (2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon dried basil (2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon coarse salt (2 teaspoons)

Place a piece of parchment paper to fit a half sheet baking pan. You may also use a silicone liner.

Please the ingredients in the bread pan of your bread machine. Select the dough setting and press Start. Alternately, you can mix the dough with a stand mixer with dough hook or food processor with dough blade.

When the dough has risen and the machine beeps, turn the bread out onto a lightly floured countertop or cutting board. (If you did not use a bread machine, place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled).

With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle approximately 9 x 10 inches (2 rectangles for large batch)

Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet and cut the dough rectangle lengthwise into eight strips with a pizza wheel. Cut those strips in half again. Then cut the strips in half crosswise to create 16 bread sticks.

Separate the strips slightly. Then, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 to 45 minutes until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 375F while the bread sticks are rising. Also prepare the topping mixture. Place mixture in microwave for about 20 seconds to melt the butter.

Just before baking, brush the bread sticks with half of the herb mixture.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Brush with the rest of the herb mixture after removing from the oven.

These are best eaten the same day.

62 comments:

  1. What lovely pictures!!
    I love garlic breadsticks!
    I have to try these Susan!:)
    Have a nice weekend!
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Gloria! Aren't they delicious? We love them!

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  2. It makes me smile how for the moment... our grandchildren photos are so similar..look how fast they are growing!So cute..Kind Of the Dugout and Superman♥

    Do we love them or what?
    Watch Friday Night Lights..Netflix..if you never have..we are years late but I am enjoying it..could be Kyle Chandler;)
    Did you ever watch Bloodline?
    True Dectective tomorrow.

    Ray Donovan July 12th..

    I answered you with Lucas and the cupcakes..;)

    I love breadsticks..I love bread..our machines etc..For years I never had bread YEARS..Then I said to myself..:"Life's too stinkin' short to not enjoy bread"~..only good bread though:)

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    1. I know - so much alike as we catch up :) It was the first game we had watched. No strikes, no outs :) We do need to look into Netflix. My bread machine is one appliance that I use all the time! I'm so happy I got one. Yes, too stinkin' short ;)

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  3. PS Your pots and radishes:) ♥I always have too much to say..and then I ...forget the details:)

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    1. Yes, more radishes each day :) You're not the only one who forgets! Thank you, M!

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  4. Can't wait to try these breadsticks,I think would be perfect with ham & cheese ! Lovely boy with wonderful eyes ! Have a good Sunday my dear, a warm hug from Trieste !

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    1. Thank you, Chiara! They would be delicious with ham and cheese! Happy weekend, my friend.

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  5. Wish I saw this recipe before I bought a loaf of bread for tomorrow's dinner. It sounds good and I will be trying it! Happy Fathers Day Weekend-enjoy:@)

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    1. They are so good, Lynn! You could also add some parm to the topping.

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  6. I am not a big bread eater, but could handle several of those without a problem. :-D Maybe there will be a Granddaughter next time. :)
    Your plants sure look healthy.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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    1. Yes, we're already thinking pink :) Thank you, Glenda!

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  7. Have I mentioned before that I love your garden? :-))
    I am a HUGE fan of all sorts of bread..not even sure these would make their way to the table if I baked them!

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    1. They are very tempting. Thank you, Angie. I love my garden too :)

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  8. Wow, Susan, you should have been the editor of a magazine, it is always the whole lifestyle thing on your page. Love the pics and who can resist these breadsticks? I would just eat the batch. :)

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    1. Takes one to know one :) Thank you very much, Joumana :)

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  9. Lovely breadsticks! Scattered with chopped herbs and freshly baked, I would not be able to resist them!
    Cute grandsons. You are going to be a grandma one more time, that is good news! Congratulations!

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  10. I love that you are looking for a quick dinner and make homemade breadsticks. For me...the quick dinner is take out pizza. HA! What a cutie you grandson is! And congrats on another!! They're so fun. Have a great week and Happy Father's Day to hubby!

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    1. We do that sometimes too :) Thank you re the kiddos :)

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  11. Susan- you always have the most wonderful bread recipes. I must try this very soon.
    Dahlianut/Linda

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I think we have the same taste in bread :)

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    1. Thank you, Larry! You would love them. Happy Father's Day to you!

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  13. I think the herbs you added to the recipe had to really up the flavor of your bread sticks…they look great.

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  14. Oh give me these with a little bowl of marinara - I could be a very happy girl. Great recipe, wonderful photos and gorgeous plants :)

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    1. Oh, that sounds good, Tricia! Thanks for the idea :)

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  15. I definitely don't make enough bread recipes. I can practically smell these!

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  16. Oh, I am so excited to find another bread recipe. Love your garden-in-pots.

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  17. Delicious! Homemade breads are always the best! Congrats on new one!

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  18. Oh my! I may have to build a meal around them tomorrow! Congrats on the good news! Wonderful collage of the ballplayers.

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  19. these look so good, and aww look at your grandson adorable

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  20. Oh I am sure they tasted heavenly Susan and I am equally sure that two wouldn't be enough for me!

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    1. You're right, Katerina. I find them irresistible!

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  21. What beautiful boys Susan, and congratulations again! How exciting. These bread sticks look totally fabulous. I have yet to get a bread maker but the thought has crossed my mind. Hope you had a great father's day!

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    1. Thanks so much, Abbe! I'm sure you could make these without one too.

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  22. Congrats on the soon-to-be new family member. Life is always better with a baby around!

    Your breadsticks look great - perfect combined with a great salad for a summertime meal!

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  23. Wow Sue your breadsticks sound delicious !
    Your grandsons are adorable and congrats on the new arrival!! Your containers look beautiful - I have to some. Have a great weekend !!

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    1. I think you'd love them :) Thanks so much for the congratulations :)

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  24. I agree with you that a few of these scrumptious bread sticks would be missing from the basket, lost somewhere between the kitchen and the dining table-oh well, who would ever know that small detail?? They look so good and homemade bread is always better, no matter what! Cute family pics-baseball is so fun to watch ;)

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    1. Thank you, Patty! Always great to hear from you! Hope you are doing well.

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  25. Your grandson is darling, I know you have fun being able to be a part of his life! The breadsticks must have smelled amazing as they baked. I can certainly see why they'd be so enticing!

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    1. They are both cuties, Chris :) We are very lucky!

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  26. I can see those breadsticks would be dangerous around my house. I'd eat the whole batch, they look so addictive.
    Congratulations on the new grandchild to be.

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    1. They are dangerous, Linda! You have to be in the mood for a delicious splurge when you make them :) Thanks so much - we are very excited to meet the new grand babe in January!

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  27. What cute little guys, Susan! And those breadsticks have to be delicious! No wonder they'd disappear fast. Congrats with the little one on the way! Take care

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    1. Thank you, Pam! The little ones keep us on our toes and it's so much fun baking and cooking for them :)

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  28. I would love one of your breadsticks right now. They look sensational. Hope you're having a great summer!

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  29. Oh my goodness, Susan....In between teaching my classes today, I jetted to the Olive Garden for the salad and breadsticks . . . that's all I ever order. Truthfully, for a chain restaurant, it's quite satisfying and tasty. So I got on this 'pig-out' breadstick mode.....not good for my carb control, that's for sure. But lo and behold, I come home to read my favorite blogs and you have to tease me with this fabulous breadstick recipe post. You are a bad girl! Printing, pinning, and saving! And I really do thank you and am just kidding about you being bad! (In a good way)!

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  30. Love your mix of clay pots! Your grands are just the sweetest :-) My guys would enjoy your breadsticks.

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  31. Love the pot forest you have. I am watching my first pot tomato growing this year. The coop board finally relented and let me have a few pots put attractively in the back of the building. I have done herbs for a few years now but this is my first vegetable. Here's hoping I get it before the squirrels do!!

    The breadsticks are perfect -- and as always delightfully shot too. I haven't made them for ages, no idea why because they are always popular. Hope you are having a great summer

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  32. Your grandsons are beautiful, Susan. What a treat to be able to watch them play ball. Your bread stick look fantastic - a perfect accompaniment to a nice summer salad. It would be a struggle not to eat more than my share.

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  33. I love bread, but garlic bread is my absolute favourite! This looks so amazing!

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