My son loves breadsticks, especially the ones from Domino's pizza. I am not so keen on the pizza place's variety because they are higher in fat, sodium and cost compared to ones I can make at home and they are not whole grain. Here is a recipe that is very easy to make:
1 cup warm water (100F)
1 packet dry yeast
3 cups white whole wheat flour (or use 50% whole wheat and 50% all purpose flour)
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch brown sugar
dash garlic powder
vegetable oil spray
Mix the warm water and yeast until the yeast dissolves. Add the flour, oil and sugar and kneed well by hand or on a mixing machine until the dough is very elastic. You may want to add a bit more flour if necessary in case it is too wet.
Cover the dough and allow it to rise for about one hour.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and divide into 12 small sections. Roll each section until it is the width of a large thumb. Arrange on a baking pan. Lightly spray the tops with the vegetable oil cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic powder and a little parmesan cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes at 400F. When finished you can serve warm with salt-free tomato/pasta sauce or keep at room temperature until ready to serve.
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