They seem like an extreme amount of intensive labor!
Today, I definitely had to make an exception.
These bread sticks are amazing! Great flavor, and really easy to make.
Served with Chicken Cacciatore, fresh fruit, and salad, perfect for a Friday night dinner.
Olive Garden Breadsticks
Begin by dissolving the yeast in the warm water and sugar in the mixing bowl.
I’m the proud owner of a Kitchen Aid Mixer – Mom & Dad bought it for me many years ago…and it is still going strong!
Let this mixture rest for 10 minutes.
Add the melted butter, salt, and 1/2 cup flour and begin mixing.
continue adding the flour 1/ cup at a time; and mix using a dough hook.
Knead for 6 – 8 minutes.
Allow the dough to rest, covered for ~45 minutes, in a oiled bowl.
Then, shape into 10 – 12 bread sticks measured to 2 oz each. Allow dough to rest again for 45 minutes.
Bake at 400 for ~7 minutes
Meanwhile, mix together 2 T melted butter, 1/2 tsp. sea salt and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder.
Brush each breadstick with melted butter mixture.
Then, bake for ~8 more minutes, until lightly browned.
Brush the rest of the melted butter over the breadsticks. Serve warm. Try not to eat more than your share!