CopyCat Olive Garden Breadsticks

As I have stated in past blogs, I LOVE carbs!  So what can get better than this?  Umm…..nothing!

Oven: 400  Bake Time: 15 min   Yield: 10-12 breadsticks

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c warm water (between 110 – 120 degrees F)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 T salt

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes, covered. Mixture should be frothy.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Add to yeast mixture. Add melted butter. Mix with paddle attachment of stand mixer or wooden spoon until fully combined.
  • Knead dough for a few minutes just until dough is smooth. Do not overknead!
  • Grease a cookie sheet. Pull off pieces of dough and roll out into strips.
  • Depending on the thickness, you will end up with 10-12 breadsticks.
  • Cover the dough and let sit in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and once heated, pop in the bread sticks.

In microwave, combine the following:

  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • After 6 or 7 minutes, brush the bread sticks with half the butter mixture.
  • Continue to bake for no more than 15 minutes. 
  • Immediately upon removal from the oven brush the other half of the butter on the sticks.
  • Allow them to cool for a minute or two, and enjoy!

Special Thanks to Fullbellies for this recipe…adapted slightly.

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