Soft Bread Sticks
1 packet dry active yeast (or 2 1/2 tsp)
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/4 c water (110-115 degrees)
1 c whole wheat flour
2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp canola oil
1 c grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp grated parmesan, romano, and asiago cheese mix
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
Combine yeast, sugar and water. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for about 2 minutes or until yeast begins to foam.
Add the whole wheat flour, 1 cup of the all purpose flour, oil, and salt and mix into a smooth dough.
Stir in the parmesan cheese, garlic, and as much of the remaining flour as needed to make a stiff dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5 to 10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 10 potions. Shape each portion into an 8 inch rope. Press each rope into the cheese mixture so some sticks to the top.
Place ropes 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 50 minutes.
Bake until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with pasta or salads. Enjoy!
Makes 10 bread sticks.