Easy Breadsticks

Last week in my Domestic Doings post, I mentioned that I had made my favorite easy breadsticks.  I was sure that I had posted the recipe on this blog years ago, but when I went to link to it, it was nowhere to be found.  It turns out that I had posted it to a private blog where I was keeping my recipes for a time, so, today, I am posting this old post for delicious easy breadsticks.

I use this recipe all the time when I want fresh hot bread to go with a meal and I haven't planned the hours in advance that it normally takes.

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Easy Breadsticks
1 1/2 cups HOT tap water
1 Tbsp yeast (heaping)
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt

Mix the water, yeast, and sugar together and let it sit until the yeast bubbles and looks about like this.
*Note, I always use instant yeast now, so I just put all ingredients together and mix.

Combine the flour and salt in another bowl. Add the yeast mixture and mix. Dough will look something like this.

Turn the dough out onto floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes (no more), adding more flour if necessary - dough should be tacky. Let the dough rest for at least 10 minutes. In my opinion, the longer the better. I have even made this in the morning before work or church and put it in a bowl with a tight fitting lid and let it sit in the refrigerator until I was ready to roll it out.

Punch dough down and roll out.

Cut into strips. (I use a pizza cutter and a pastry sheet)

Twist the strips and place on greased baking sheet. Brush with butter. Top with salt or parmesan cheese. Bake at 425 for 8 - 10 minutes, or until golden brown.