Jacob says, "This makes the picture look better!"
These were huge! The kids and I had them for lunch (the spaghetti sauce has to count as a veggie, right?) 2 1/2 breadsticks fed us all (1 mom, a 5 year old, a 3 year old, and a 17 month old). The breadsticks made me reminisce about the good 'ol college days with my sister Amber--you know the days when I spent about $25/week on groceries and then considered it really splurging to spend $5 to get a box of breadsticks from Craigo's to share. Yum!
3 cups of flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ Tbsp yeast
2 ½ cups HOT water
Mix dry ingredients, then add water. Kneed with 1 ½ to 2 ¼ cups of flour. Let rise.
Roll out into a rectangle. Put butter, garlic salt, all season salt, and cheese. Twist and bake at 400* for 20 minutes.
*I may have needed to clarified this recipe with Emily, but here's how I made this delicious find. I put all the dry ingredients in my Kitchen Aid then added the water. After kneading with my dough hook, it was very wet so instead of adding 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 cups of flour; I think I ended up adding just over 3 cups of flour. I kneaded it with the dough hook for approximately 10 minutes in all and let rise until it doubled (1 1/2 hours). Then I punched down the down and rolled it out (using more flour). I divided the dough into 9 sections and with my hands rolled them out to about 18 inches. I then braided each piece on top of itself and let them rise in the pan for 45 min. Looking back, I probably didn't need to add as much flour. Next, I spread about 1/4 cup of butter on the bread sticks and sprinkled lightly with garlic salt. Baked them for 12 minutes, removed, added about 1 1/2 cups pizza/mozzarella shredded cheese and sprinkled parmesan cheese, and cooked 8 minutes more.
**A late note: After making these a couple of times, I have a few pointers. Made as directed above, the breadsticks look just like Crago's, but I've had trouble with them being a little on the doughy side in the middle. I suggested using a large cookie sheet (they will still raise and touch each other) and divide into at least 12 breadsticks. We love these!