The Hillbilly Housewife's Garlic Breadsticks.

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This is one great recipe! I made it last week when I didn't make French Bread Rolls to serve with spaghetti. It's fast and oh, so good! Go to the original recipe, too, since I adapted it to our family's taste.
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 more teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Measure flour, salt, garlic powder, parsley and baking powder into mixture bowl equipped with dough hook. Stir well. Pour in milk. Mix until you get a ball of dough that leaves the sides of the bowl. Dust the ball of dough with a little flour if it seems sticky. Knead the ball of dough for 30 seconds. Now place your dough on the counter. You may place a sheet of waxed paper under it you like. Using a rolling pin or sturdy bottle roll the dough out into a rectangle shape. Use your hands to press the edges smooth. You are aiming for a rectangle that will fit into a 9 by 13-inch pan. When you get the dough the right size, set it aside.

Meanwhile place the butter in a 9 by 13-inch pan. Place the pan in the oven at 425°. Allow the pan to preheat and the butter to melt. When the butter is melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven. Sprinkle the second teaspoon of garlic powder, the 1/2-teaspoon of salt and the optional Parmesan cheese evenly into the pan.

Now, very carefully lay your rectangle of dough into the pan, over top of the butter. Next cut the rectangle into narrow strips. The butter will creep up between the strips. This is normal. It is what gives these bread sticks their texture. After cutting your strips, place the pan in the oven, still at 425°, and bake them for 20 minutes. They will be brown and crispy when they are done.

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