I love a delicious breadstick, especially with pizza or pasta, but I’ve never found the perfect breadstick.
This one is pretty darn close to perfection. Soft, chewy, and perfectly seasoned! Plus they’re done in less than an hour! Who can complain about that?
Super Soft 45 Minute Breadsticks
Slightly Adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up
1 ½ cups very warm water (about 115 degrees F)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp active dry yeast
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp, heaping, vital wheat gluten
3 ½ - 4 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup salt butter, melted
2-4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the water, sugar, and yeast. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes or until foamy.
Add the salt, gluten, and flour (1 cup at a time). Mix on low, switching to the dough hook as the mixture becomes thick. Mix on low for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour half of the melted butter onto a large (rimmed) jelly roll pan and spread evenly with the pastry brush.
Place the kneaded dough onto the pan and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.
Use your fingers to push the dough to the edges of the pan. Pour the remaining butter over the dough and spread evenly over the surface. Sprinkle the garlic, herbs, and parmesan over the dough and use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 24 strips.
Place the tray into the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then turn the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 12-20 minutes (depending upon how fast your oven preheats).
Once the breadsticks are lightly browned, remove them from the oven and tear along the perforations to serve.
Makes 24 breadsticks