Monday, January 21, 2008

Cheddar-Chive Breadsticks

For those of you who were begging for it, here it is! I finally got around to posting it!

This recipe is for bread machines, but I'm sure you can adapt it to use without one if you don't have one.

1 1/4 C. water
4 C. bread flour (or all-purpose works too!)
1 C. shredded cheddar
1/4 C. chopped fresh or dried chives
2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 3/4 t. yeast

Measure ingredients and add to the bread pan in the order listed.
Choose the dough function on your bread machine (1 hour and 30 minutes)

When time is up, scoop out dough and form into breadstick shapes in desired size. I have also done letter-shapes or hearts for variety sometimes. For example: Valentine breadsticks! Place on a greased cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise about 30-40 minutes. Bake at 375 until done and lightly golden on top (11-20 minutes). When they are warm I like to butter them and sprinkle them with garlic salt to give them a tastier breadstick flavor (like Olive Garden's *smile*) You can also try pressing some extra cheddar into the tops of them before baking for an extra cheesy taste!

Enjoy! These breadsticks are also great with soups. If you would rather not do breadsticks but want to do cheddar-chive bread, just hit the Basic setting on your machine instead of the dough cycle.

You'll get a little bit softer, fluffier breadstick if you skimp on the flour a little and make sure not to add too much!

Another favorite recipe for the bread machine:

Parmesan-Pepper Bread

1 1/2 C. water
4 t. olive oil
4 C. bread flour
2/3 C. Parmesan cheese
4 t. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1 t. freshly ground black pepper
2 t. yeast

Choose the Basic setting for a loaf or the dough setting for breadsticks!


Mrs. Taft said...

Mmm, those look like yummy recipes, I can't wait to try them :D

Josh & Laura Helweg said...

Mmmm! Thanks Lindsey for the recipes.. I will be happy to try them out!

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