Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

MELINDA RHOADS • Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania These slightly chewy breadsticks have plenty of garlic and cheese flavor. Whenever I make these breadsticks, my three daughters will eat every last one if I let them.

Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

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  • 1-¾

    to 2-½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼

    cup toasted wheat germ

  • 1

    package (¼ ounce) active dry yeast

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1

    tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1

    tablespoon honey

  • 2

    tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons

  • dried parsley flakes

  • 1

    tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried

  • basil

  • 2 to 4

    garlic cloves, minced

  • ½

    cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • ½

    cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, wheat germ, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat the water, 1 tablespoon oil and honey to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. 2. Turn on to a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. 3. Roll into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; press dough to edges of pan. Brush with remaining oil. Sprinkle with parsley, basil and garlic. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. 4. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Cut into 20 strips. Serve warm.


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