Friday, February 15, 2013

Olive Garden Copycat Breadsticks

Today was just not my day. And Fridays are always homemade pizza night if we're home. But, I needed to keep with trying a new recipe as after today I only have one day to complete!
Since I was not about to forego a Friday might tradition of homemade pizza I decided to attempt, Olive Garden copycat breadsticks! It was a success! I don't think they tasted JUST like Olive Garden; but they were still a win that will be used in the future!

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks:
(Tweaked by me for the bread machine)

Ingredient Checklist:
•1 cup and 2 tbs warm water
•2 tbs sugar
•1 3/4 salt
•3 tbs oil
•3 1/4 c flour
•1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Topping Checklist:
•2 tbs butter/margarine
•1/2 tsp salt
•1/4 tsp garlic powder

•Combine 1st set of ingredients, in order in the bread machine.
•Transfer dough to a large buttered mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest in a warm place free from draft until double, about 1 1/2 hours.
•Punch risen dough down, divide into 12 equal portions (2 ounces each by weight), keep them covered with plastic wrap as you work. Roll each piece into a 9 inch rope on a lightly floured surface, transfer to buttered cookie sheets or non stick baking sheets. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
•Preheat oven to 400.
•Bake 11-13 minutes.
•Mix the salt and garlic powder in small bowl.
•When breadsticks are done, rub butter on top and sprinkle the salt/garlic powder mixture.

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