Homemade cheese breadsticks

homemade cheese breadsticks

Ah, another successful homemade bread! I have little to no experience with yeast and bread-making, but thanks to my Joy of Cooking I was able to whip up a nice batch of cheese breadsticks with no problems whatsoever. If you have some time this weekend, give them a try!

homemade cheese breadsticks

Recipe: Cheese Breadsticks (from Joy of Cooking)

Combine in a saucepan and heat until warm (105° to 115°F):

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening or lard
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp salt

Combine in a large bowl and let stand until yeast is dissolved, about 5 minutes:

  • 1/4 cup warm (105° to 115°F) water
  • 1 package (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast

Have ready:

  • 6 to 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Add the lukewarm milk mixture to dissolved yeast. Stir in 3 cups of flour and beat 1 minute, then stir or work in 3 more cups flour. Toss the dough onto a floured board and knead until it is smooth, elastic, and full of bubbles, gradually adding more flour until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turn the dough over once, and cover with a cloth. Let rise in a warm place (75° to 85° F) until doubled in bulk, at least 1 hour.

cheese breadsticks recipe

Set the racks in the lower and middle levels of the oven and place a baking pan on the lower rack. Preheat oven to 500°F. Liberally sprinkle 2 baking sheets with:

  • All-purpose flour, cornmeal or semolina flour.

Use the palm of your hand to flatten the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle about 25 x 7 inches. With a knife, cut the dough crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Transfer the strips to the baking sheets, leaving about 1/2 inch between them. They will stretch to the width of the pan, 12 inches, as you transfer them. Brush lightly with:

  • Water, melted butter or beaten egg.

Sprinkle with:

  • Grated cheese

Slide the pans into the oven and immediate pour 2 cups hot or boiling water into the preheated baking pan. Reduce the heat to 400°F and bake until well browned, about 18 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.

cheese breadsticks recipe

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