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Soft Breadsticks


Here is a quick and easy recipe for delicious breadsticks to serve with just about any Italian dish, such as Three Cheese Chicken Penne or Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage and Peppers. Enjoy!

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon instant yeast
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups flour

Topping:
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed rosemary

In large bowl, combine water, yeast, butter, sugar, salt, and 2 cups flour. Mix well to combine. Add enough remaining flour until mixture sticks together and forms a ball. Knead by hand on floured surface until smooth and soft, 5-6 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 20 pieces and roll each into a 7-8" log. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack.

In small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic salt, and crushed rosemary. Brush over hot breadsticks. Serve warm. Makes 20 breadsticks.
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