Let me introduce you to some bomb awesome breadsticks. Using restaurant comparisons, they are a combination of Olive Garden Breadsticks and Pizza Hut Breadsticks (I know, right?), as I combined/modified both of those recipes together to end up with this version.
That's all I'm writing, because you should stop reading and go make these.
Some Delicious Breadsticks
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
3.5-4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. melted "butter"
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. oregano
In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes, covered.
Add salt into yeast mixture and combine, then slowly add in flour until you have a soft dough. Pour out and knead dough until smooth, adding flour as necessary.
Grease a cookie sheet. Pull off 10-12 pieces of dough and roll into strips; place on cookie sheet. Cover and rise for 45-60 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the topping by combining all of the topping ingredients. After the sticks have cooked for 6 minutes, remove from oven and brush with half of the topping. Return the breadsticks to the oven and bake for another 6-9 minutes, until golden brown. When baked through, brush with the remaining half of the topping mixture.
Enjoy your garlicky deliciousness!
Please don't do anything silly and try to make these healthier by using part whole wheat flour or anything like that, like I always do with recipes that call for only all-purpose flour. I did it once. My husband almost cried. These are absolutely delicious, and they really shouldn't be messed with. Unless you want to add some Parmesan cheese to the topping mix, because that sounds great for those of you who fall into the dairy-eating population.
These delicious breadsticks will be shared with some of these fun link parties this week!