Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cracked Pepper and Parmesan Bread Sticks(Gluten Free Recipe Included)

I love these! I got it from The Bread Machine Cookbook 6 by Donna Rathmell German, I just make them by hand.  You can serve them with any yummy pasta dish. I made them with Spring Pasta.
Sorry no pics, camera was charging.

2 tsp yeast
1 TB sugar
1 cup plus 2 TB warm water
1 TB olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coarse ground pepper
3 cups flour*
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

1 TB melted butter
sea salt to taste

* i made them gluten free by subbing 3 cups of THIS flour blend.

In a bowl dissolve yeast in water with sugar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes until foamy.

Add in olive oil, salt and pepper.

Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time. Then add in parmesan cheese. Knead until smooth and elastic.

Place in a greased bowl and allow to rise until doubled. (If you are making gluten free, skip this rise!)

Punch down and divide into 16-24 pieces of dough(depending on the size of bread sticks you want)
Roll each piece into a thin rope on a floured surface, then place on a greased sheet(a perforated pizza pan for a crisper crust)

Allow to rise for an hour or so.
^ these are gluten free >

Preheat oven to 400 with a dish of water on the bottom rack(steam makes the crust crisper)
Place pan on middle rack.
Bake for 5 minutes, then brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 10-15 minutes more. (GF may require a little longer baking time, check after 15)

Remove from oven and immediately brush with more butter.
Allow to cool on pan for a few minutes.
Serve hot.

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