Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Favorite Breadsticks!

Yesterday was so cold, and we were in the mood for something warm....
So what could be better than easy, fluffy, "fresh-from-the-oven" breadsticks? :)
6 cups flour (I mixed white & wheat)
2 tsp salt..

1/2 cup brown sugar (!!!)

1/2 cup oil
5 tsp yeast (or about 2-3 packets)

Pour 2 cups of hot water over the ingredients....
Then combine to make a dough
ps)the less stirring you do, the fluffier they'll be

Roll out the dough (to about 1/2 in. thick)
Then cut out your breadsticks!! (We like ours twisted and braided, so I made them cylinder shaped then got creative! You can shape them to whatever you want, but they'll rise, so don't make 'em too thick.)

Cover, and let the shaped dough rise for 20 mins, then bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 mins.

Yum!!! Rub the hot breadsticks with tons of butter and salt, and if you've got spaghetti sauce handy, use that as a dipping sauce (or garlic and butter)! My family enjoyed these so much, we weren't even hungry for dinner! :)

I hope everyone is keeping warm, and having a blessed week!


Jenna said...

Sounds delicious Mia! Perfect for a COLD day:) Maybe I can make these for the family a little later!!!

Miss Jen said...

Oh, Mia how delightful!
I must try to make these breadsticks soon....
Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!! ;)

In Christ,
Miss Jen

Vicki said...

Thanks for another recipe Mia! I think I'll make some today to go with our red beans and rice. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Paula said...

Dear Mia,

Thank you for sharing the recipe and the beautiful photos! The breadsticks look delicious!

I hope you are keeping warm, too! It is supposed to be in the 20's tonight. That is cold for Louisiana!

Have a blessed week! I enjoy your lovely blog so much!

Love, Paula

Laura - Goose Hill Farm said...

Hello, Mia. I am so very please to have found your blog. Your breadsticks look DELICIOUS! I can't wait to try it.

I just LOVE your blog. I found your icon on Renjac's sidebar. May I copy it and have a link to your blog from mine?


Abigail and Lydia said...

Oh they look so good. I'm hungry!:D I think I will try those! I love the pictures. They look so warm and yummy!

Jenna said...

They are now rising on the table! Can't wait, they'll be completely delicious:)

Thank you so much!!!

Jenna - for my whole family!

Anonymous said...

-20 here in Wisconsin, so those breadsticks are looking pretty good right now. Looks like they turned out great, I'll have to try making them sometime.
God Bless,

Noelle said...

Hello Mia!

I LOVE your blog! and those breadsticks look absolutely lip-smacking-ly delicious. :) Thank you for sharing! Maybe I'll try them sometime!

Noelle M.

Anonymous said...

that sounds and looks so good!

WesternWoodburner said...

You have a nice blog. Those bread sticks look good and your “new” little cottage in the country sounds nice.

Simply Vintagegirl said...

Delicious - those do look tasty! Thank you for the recipe, we might have to try them sometime. :) We have garlic butter with our homemade pizza (every Friday), what a yummy addition!

I really like the photo of three sticks going in for a dip!

Looking forward to hopefully meeting you at Crossroads! :D *big smile*

Have a blessed weekend!
Miss Emily Rose

Rachel said...

Those look absolutely delicious! It would be such fun to make these. I will have to try them soon.

How have you been? I haven't been by in awhile... very sorry about that. :)

Well, hope you stop by sometime.


. said...

As I'm reading your blog, I can't stop thinking what age are you because you show so much maturity. You look a very wise and interesting woman. May God keep you always in the good path.


Patricia said...

Oh My! These look delicious! I will have to try them!

A Young Lady In Waiting said...

Another recipe for my files! Thanks for sharing! BTW I've read the book in the post below and I enjoyed it greatly!

God be with you sister,


Abigail and Lydia said...

I'm going to make these for our Sunday lunch today. I think that they will be yummy with spaghetti!:D thanks for the great recipe!

Hannah said...

Yum! Those look wonderful. I'll haev to try them sometime. My family loves breadsticks. Oh, I really like your blog. i am putting a link to your blog from mine.:)

Rachel and Jessica said...

Can't wait to try these Mia! They look so yummy! Thank you for the recipe and the garlic butter idea! Yum!


Abigail and Lydia said...

Those are wonderful! I'm going to make them for supper too!:) Those are so good. We used whole wheat flour and they turned out really light and fluffy. In a lot of recipes when you use whole wheat flour they don't turn out as well. These did great! Thanks!

Civil Folks said...

They look great,...just sad I didn't get one!
You all forgot your carrots, you can get them next time.
I also have some seed for your garden.

Love, Frank and Pamela

Laney said...

These looked SO good! I actually made them on Sunday after church! They were DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I can't wait to make them again!


Rachel and Jessica said...

Hi Mia! I tagged you! Please go see my blog to find the rules!


Julia said...

Hi Mia,

Oh those look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! You post the BEST recipes... and the pictures help so much! :)

Looking forward to meeting you at the Crossroads conference!

Mia said...

Dear Readers,
Thank you for the comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!! I love to make these every once-in-a-while...what a treat! :)

Ms. Laura- Thank you!! Yes, please feel free to post my link on your site! I think you have a beautiful blog, btw!
SimplyVintageGirl- Hey!! I can't wait to meet you as well :)
ps) will you be wearing one of your vintage hats?? :)
Civil Folks- Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to start planting seeds :) Hope to see y'all soon!
Rachel&Jessica- Thank you for tagging me!!

Miss Serenity said...

Ok, so I know about a zillion people have told you how good this looks, but I'd like to add in my opinion! YUM!! I have never really had very good experience with breadsticks (although I've only tried one recipe :), but these look too good to pass up.

I'm sure you've gotten this one too, but I've got to congratulate you on your photography skills. You do a really great job! How long have you been studying the "art" and how did you begin? I am interested in photography, but don't exactly know where to start.



Tereza said...

Before I make this so I don't mess it do not knead...only mix right???

Rachel K. said...

These look so good! I want to make some in a few days.

Mia said...

Ms. Tereza,
Correct, I mix it up, pat it into a ball of dough, then roll it out.
I'm so glad you're going to try it!
In Christ,