Hello, Friday! Phew, we made it! This week felt long – although I think I feel this way most weeks. It’s WINTER, man! Dragging its arse. Come on, spring! And spring recipes!
Speaking of recipes, do you guys have those “go-to” recipes that you make over and over again? I definitely have a few, including my coconut curry fusion bowl and these breakfast cookies. Meet my newest “go-to” on the blog. Easy garlic butter breadsticks!! These soft, pillowy, buttery, garlic-infused mini loaves of delight are one of our favourites. We love them with chili, soups, and even pasta, when we’re craving alllll the carbs. Which is pretty much every day.
They’re SO easy to make, and so quick. You have to let them rise for about an hour, so there’s a wee bit of wait-time but an hour isn’t too bad! I’m usually preparing the rest of dinner during that time, anyway. Don’t be intimidated by the yeast! It’s fairly fool-proof – and you don’t even need a stand-mixer for these!
You just mix up the ingredients by hand, knead the dough a few times and then get to the rising! The breadsticks will look rather uninspiring before rising, but after that hour of rise-time they’re looking soft and delicious! You’ll bake them for only 6-7 minutes before brushing them with garlic butter, and baking for another 5-6 minutes. Oh, and then brushing them with more garlic butter. I never said these were a health food….
These breadsticks are best enjoyed immediately out of the oven, but they’re super good re-heated. It’s also an easy recipe to double if you’re feeding a crowd, or if you just really like breadsticks! I’ve also tried making these with half whole-wheat flour, and they still work out awesome!
You need these in your life! Just another go-to recipe to make your life easier (and more delicious).
Easy Garlic Butter Breadsticks
Yield 6-7 breadsticks
Soft, pillowy, garlic butter breadsticks that can be yours in just over an hour! Completely from scratch and COMPLETELY delicious!
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour*, divided
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Garlic Butter Topping
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water with the yeast and allow it to sit for 10 minutes, until the yeast begins to foam up.
- Add 2 cups of the flour, the salt, honey and olive oil and stir with a large wooden spoon until combined and a soft dough begins to form. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour a little at a time, stopping when the dough starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl and stops feeling sticky. You may not need the whole 1/4 cup!
- On a floured surface, separate the dough into 6-7 equal-sized balls (use a scale for accuracy if you'd like). Roll each ball of dough between your hands, one at a time until a "log" is formed. Place the formed breadsticks on the baking sheet about 2-3" apart. Cover the breadsticks with a clean kitchen towel and allow them to rest for 45 minutes to an hour, until the breadsticks have almost doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F. Once preheated, remove the kitchen towel and place the breadsticks in the oven for about 6 minutes. While the breadsticks are baking, melt the butter in a microwave-safe dish and add the garlic powder and salt, stirring to combine. Remove the breadsticks, and using a pastry brush, brush the tops of them with half of the garlic butter. Place the breadsticks back into the oven for an additional 5-6 minutes, until the bottoms are slightly browned. Brush the remaining butter on top just prior to serving.
Breadsticks are best enjoyed immediately, but can be wrapped tightly in aluminum foil and re-heated in a 300 F oven for 10 minutes. Leftovers can be stored at room temperature, in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Baked breadsticks can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
- I wouldn't recommend substituting for all whole-wheat, but I've tested half whole-wheat and half all-purpose and they were great!
Try these breadsticks with my white chicken chili!