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.  So, I am posting it today.  Here is my favorite recipe for fast, 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 ahead.

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

Mix all ingredients together, then turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 2 or 3 minutes (no more).  Cover and let the dough rest for at least 10 minutes.  (In my opinion, the longer the better.  I have even prepared this dough in the morning before work or church and then put it in a bowl with a tight fitting lid and stuck it in the refrigerator until I was ready to roll them out.)
Roll the dough out, cut into strips, twist and put on a greased baking sheet.  Brush with melted butter and top with salt, garlic salt, and/or parmesan cheese.  Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.