Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks

I was recently looking for recipes to utilize my bread machine and was thrilled when I came across a bread machine cookbook at my parents house.  They said that they don’t use it much and let me borrow it.

It didn’t take me long to figure out my first thing to cook.  I was making some spaghetti and meat sauce so I decided to make some bread sticks.  This recipe was really great.  It was very easy to make.  You make the dough in the machine and then the baking is done in the regular oven.  They are some delicious bread sticks – the recipe made 12 bread sticks and three adults wiped them out!

Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks
Recipe from:  More Bread Machine Magic

Ingredients for the dough:
3/4 cup warm water
2 tsp margarine
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups bread flour
1.5 tsp active dry yeast
Ingredients for topping:
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 tbsp fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Method:
Place all the ingredients for the dough in the machine, in the order listed.  Select the dough setting and press start.  Keep an eye on it because sometimes you need to use a silicone spatula to get the dough from the corners. 

Once the machine has indicated that the dough cycle has ended, empty the dough onto a lightly floured surface.  With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a 9×10 rectangle.  Place it on a greased baking sheet. 

Using a pizza cutter, cut into six strips, then cut those strips evenly in half.  Slightly separate.  Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes until doubled in size.  Remove and preheat oven to 375. 

Combine the topping ingredients and brush half of the mixture over the bread sticks.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until turning golden.  Brush the remaining half of the mixture over the bread sticks and serve.

Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks

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