Soft breadsticks recipe, easy grissini recipe
Whenever I make soup, I will make bread sticks to go along with it. I love olive garden breadsticks a lot. When we fall sick, we would buy minestrone soup along with breadsticks. I have tasted breadsticks in many restaurants, but we always prefer breadsticks from olive garden restaurant.
Last week, I made broccoli soup and along with it, I made breadsticks. Gj loved the breadsticks more than the soup because it tasted just like the ones served at olive garden restaurant. It was very soft in texture and was excellent in taste. Hope you like it too.
How to make soft breadsticks or easy grissini:
1. In a mixing bowl, add warm water, dry active yeast and honey. Mix well and let the yeast proof for 5 to 10 minutes. After ten minutes, the yeast will rise up and look frothy.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, salt, yeast mixture, and olive oil. Mix well and form a smooth pliable dough.
3. Cover the dough and place it in a warm place for about one hour. After one hour, you will see the dough would have doubled in size. Now pinch a portion of dough and roll them in small balls.
4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Grease the pan with oil or butter. Dust the balls in flour and roll them into thin cylindrical shapes. Place them on the pan with lot of space in between them and brush it with oil or butter. Then sprinkle oregano on top. Bake for about 7 to 10 minutes until breadsticks turn golden brown. My oven took seven minutes to bake. The baking time varies with oven.
Now, breadsticks are ready! Serve warm with soup of your choice.
- You can sprinkle herbs and cheese on the breadsticks just before baking.
- Use warm water to proof the yeast. The hot water would kill the yeast and the cold water will not help the yeast to rise up. If you dip your finger into the warm water for ten seconds, you should be able to bear the heat for ten seconds.
- If the dough does not risen up after one hour, then your yeast may have become old or the water was not warm enough.
- Breadsticks will double up in size while baking. So roll them quite thin in size and also leave enough space in between them while placing them on the pan.