Friday, September 25, 2009

Semi-Homemade Bread Sticks

I have mentioned before that I like to use frozen roll dough. I use Rhoades brand because that's what is sold here in southwest Oklahoma, but any frozen roll dough would work. I also purchase the package of 72 rolls because it's cheaper that way.

These Semi-Homemade Bread Sticks are a favorite of my family and also of others who have eaten them. Every February we host the church youth group with approximately 35 people attending. I make 100 of these bread sticks and there are never any left! Last night I made them for my daughter's birthday meal. My father-in-law especially likes them. This says a lot coming from him because he is THE bread maker in the Waugh family! He makes homemade rolls and cinnamon rolls almost weekly.

Directions:  Grease baking sheet.  I use olive oil, but cooking spray would be fine on some baking sheets that allow it.

Take desired number of frozen rolls and place them on greased cookie sheet to thaw.  A quick way to do this is using the microwave (directions on the back of the package) or what I like to do is preheat the oven to the lowest temperature - just until the light comes on.  It's probably about 100 - 110 degrees. 

When the dough is thawed, roll it between your hands or on the counter top, making long bread stick shapes. Place the sticks back on the greased baking sheet (you may need more than one sheet after making the sticks.) Brush sticks with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic powder. I use real salted butter, you may prefer margarine OR I wonder about olive oil and Italian herbs??  I wouldn't like it, but some of you really might!

Allow to rise at room temperature several hours, or place back in warm oven, if needed quickly.

Bake about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  It's a joke in our family that things are either cooked "Coke" style (on the slightly-less-done husband would say "raw") or "Waugh" style (cooked until totally browned...or I would say "dry")  So, cook according to your preferences!!

After the breadsticks are done, I put a little more garlic & butter on them.  I forgot to take a picture right after that, but this is while they are waiting in the oven keeping warm until the guests arrive.  However, little did we know last night that the meal would be delayed by 30 minutes because SOMEONE forgot to cook the noodles!  You can read about that here.
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1 comment:

Connie from Beverly Hills California said...

I also luv to use the frozen bread dough. I use it to make cinnamon rolls. I just posted a delicious brownie recipe. Stop by soon. Connie

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