These Homemade Breadsticks are better than Olive Garden! Ready in one hour from start to finish!
Course Bread and Baked Goods
Keyword breadstick recipe, homemade breadsticks
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Rise time 20minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
6-7cupsall purpose flouryou can sub in whole wheat divided
1tablespooninstant or quick yeast
2 1/2cupswarm waternoticeably warm but not hot
1/2cupmelted unsalted butter
In a large bowl (the bowl of a stand mixer if you're using one), stir together 1 cup of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
Add water and butter and stir until combined.
Stir in two more cups of flour with a spoon.
Put bowl in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, and gradually add remaining 3-4 cups flour, 1/2-1 cup at a time. As your dough gets closer to finishing, reduce the amount of flour you add at once so that you don't add too much. You can make this dough by hand as well -- just stir in flour gradually until you can no longer use a spoon, then knead it in by hand, just until a soft and smooth dough forms. You want to stop adding flour when your dough is just past the sticky point.
Cover and place dough in a warm spot for 15 minutes (I like to turn my oven on to preheat for a few minutes, then turn it off before placing my dough inside). You can always let it rise longer if you want, up to 1.5 hours.
Uncover dough and divide into 4 even sections. Divide each section into 6 equal sections so you have 24 pieces. Keep remaining pieces covered to prevent drying out while you roll each breadstick.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball, pinching the seams in the back and rolling until smooth. Place ball on the counter and roll back and forth with both hands to make a cylinder that is roughly 6" long and 1" wide.
Place cylinders on prepared baking sheet, about 1.5" apart (you can place them closer together if you want them to tough -- they will then have softer sides). Optional: you can let the breadsticks rise up to 1 hour before baking.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 13-15 minutes, until light golden brown.
Combine melted butter, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Brush over breadsticks while warm. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.