Melissa's Cuisine: Breadsticks

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Breadsticks

Mike and I love Olive Garden, mainly for their insanely good breadsticks!  It's a good thing we don't have an Olive Garden in our town or we'd be there way too much!  When I saw this recipe that claimed to taste like Olive Garden's breadsticks, I was intrigued and knew I had to try it.  I first made these breadsticks for just Mike and I, we both liked them, so I made them again when we had everyone over for Mother's Day dinner.  They were a huge hit!  We all thought they were delicious, though I must say they were not quite as soft as Olive Garden's...maybe I need to put more butter on them!

You will need:
3/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
1-1/8 teaspoon yeast
1 Tablespoon margarine, melted
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups flour

1 Tablespoon margarine, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder

1.  In the bowl of your stand mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Let it sit at least 5 minutes, until yeast bubbles. 

2.  Add melted margarine, sugar, and salt to the yeast mixture.  

3.  Mix in the flour using your dough hook.  Knead for 2-3 minutes.

4.  Cover the dough and let it rest for 45 minutes.  

5.  Shape into 8-10 breadsticks and place on greased cookie tray.

6.  Bake at 400 for 7 minutes.

7.  Meanwhile, mix together melted margarine, salt, and garlic powder.

8.  Remove breadsticks from oven (after 7 minutes) and brush with melted margarine.  Return to oven for 8 more minutes, until lightly browned.  

9.  Brush warm breadsticks with remaining margarine. 


****UPDATED PICTURES HERE****

18 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed these breadsticks!! Under-bake them just a tad... they'll be a bit softer :)

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  2. Oh my heck...I MUST have some!

    Then I will have to go run an extra 5 miles to work them off!

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  3. Greetings From Southern California

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    Have a Nice Day :-)

    BTW, your breadsticks lookd great! :-)

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  4. no. way. that's amazing. i love their breadsticks more than anyone elses...i must try this!

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  5. Oh my! I don't think I could ever resist those. They look delicious! Thanks for coming by to share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a great weekend!
    Katie

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  6. Those look DELISH! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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  7. How many doe these make roughly? They look yummy!

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    1. 8-10 as the directions state :)

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  8. Our family just tried these and loved them. We took the recommendation and undercooked them by 1 minute. We have one recommendation. Double the butter in the mixture to paint over the bread. We had to wipe off the salt/garlic as it was too strong.

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  9. Hi! I so wanna make these...but color me lazy...can I do the recipe in a bread maker, then take the dough out and do the forming/stix by hand? Just wonderin....

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  10. Angela~ One recipe made about 10 breadsticks. It really depends on how big you make yours.

    Htowntex~ I am a huge garlic fan, these were just perfect for me but I know they might be too much for others. Use what you feel comfortable with!

    Cathi~ Yes, you definitely can make these in the bread machine! Nothing wrong with making your life a little easier! :)

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  11. I love those breadsticks, too, so I'll definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it. Just found your blog through The Frugal Girls....great post!

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  12. Came across you blog via Pinterest ... saw the pic for these yummy bread sticks and had so follow the trail for a recipe :) Thanks for posting this. I'm your newest follower ... you can check out my cooking blog at http://kindredspiritskitchen.blogspot.com/ ... hope you stop by :) Nicole

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  13. I NEED THESE! Can you make them magically appear in Dallas in my hands!? yum!

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  15. These are the only thing I will eat at Olive Garden so definitely trying these! Pinned! Visiting from Marvelous Mondays.

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