18 February 2012

Soft Garlic Breadstick - Pizza Hut look alike.

She 1: "There are famous frogs, no famous wells!"
She 2: "There are famous Wishing wells"
She 1: "See, people find wells when they need something!"
Me: "People find frogs to dissect (smirks)"
This was how my day begun. Frogs versus wells.

These girls were a different experience from my original habitat. Because of them, I learned how to be a girl. Sharing salads, going jelly when faced with BIG RED "50%", binge eating on mini cupcakes, comment each others' make up, advise each others' haircuts and of course, taking ridiculous amounts of pictures. 
She 1: "Frogs pee in the well!"
Me: "Wells hold their bladders!"
She 1: "Frogs produce tadpoles and will all pee in the well!"
Me: "... Stop peeing already!!"
That was how the discussion ended.Now that we are in different parts of the world, to all our nonsensical moments, we shall give a toast. 
Onto these breadsticks, crazy good! Its a one-hand snack, easy to make, easy to re-heat and compatible with almost anything. You can pretty them up by cutting different shapes or use different herbs All I'm saying is, this is the basic of basics.
Soft Italian Breadsticks
adapted from Food.com
120 ml warm water (60 - 70 degrees celsius)
24 g soft butter
4 g salt
12 g sugar
210 g plain flour
9 g active dry yeast
4 g garlic powder *
4 g oregano flakes *
10 g melted butter
5 g salt
5 g garlic powder *
4 g oregano flakes *
* Change if preferred.
1. Mix all the dough ingredients together. Making sure water is just warm enough for Yeast to react.
2. Knead the dough with either a bread machine or by hand. If like me, mix by hand, knead dough until dough no longer sticks to the hand. No additional flour is required (for me). Once again, this  might differ with different flour brands.
3. Once dough does not stick to hand, took me 10-15 minutes of kneading, cover with towel and leave at a warm place (preferably near the window) for 40 minutes or until dough has risen to double its size.
4. Punch the dough down to let some of the air out. (one turn and swoosh, for me)
5. Gently pat/dust with flour and roll out into 9" x 6" and cut equal slices without lifting the dough (to create a pull apart bread like mine) or separate each slice, placing 2" away from each other (to create actual bread sticks).
6. Cover for 10 minutes, meanwhile preheat oven to 185 degrees C or 370 F.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Be careful not to overbake as the bread becomes tough.
8. Immediately brush with melted butter and sprinkle with topping.
Seriously good,


  1. I love homemade breads, especially soft garlic breadsticks! Thanks for sharing Jessica.

    1. @ Anonymous: Thank you. Please leave a name.

      @ Yudith: Nothing can go wrong with garlic breads ;) Thank you for visiting!

  2. These look absolutely wonderful - so super soft and moreish - I could happily tear away at the whole thing. Yum!

    1. @ Kurryleaves: Thank you for visiting back!

      @ thelittleloaf: After 2 pieces, I decided to stop so i could photograph haha...

  3. I definitely have to make this one. Great job, breadmaking is not for sissies. :)


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