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Soft Onion Breadsticks

Soft Onion Breadsticks from filed editor Maryellen Hays of Wolcottville, Indiana are golden and chewy.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, divided use
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; cool. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, 1 egg, sugar, salt and 1 cup flour. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in onion and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Let stand for 10 minutes. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 32 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8-in. rope. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Beat cold water and remaining egg; brush over breadsticks. Sprinkle half with sesame seeds and half with poppy seeds. Bake at 350° for 16-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 breadstick: 82 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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