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Herbed Soft Breadsticks

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

Makes

32 breadsticks

Be prepared to refill the basket when you put out these irresistibly chewy breadsticks, recommends Laneta Culp from Cazenovia, Wisconsin. “They were very popular at the bakery I once worked for.”
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, marjoram and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Italian herb seasoning

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, egg, oil, sugar, salt, oregano, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut into 6-in. x 1-in. strips. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Brush with egg; sprinkle with herb seasoning. Bake at 400° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 181 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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