Wednesday, September 17, 2008


1½ C.warm water
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
2 Tbsp. sugar
Mix together until dissolved. Let set for 10 minutes:

1 tsp. salt
3 C. flour
Stir together in a large bowl

Add 2 Tbsp. oil to yeast mixture and stir well. Add yeast mixture to flour mixture and mix to a soft but not sticky dough. Grease bowl, cover and let rise 10 to 15 minutes. Punch dough down and turn out onto a floured surface. Shape dough as desired into bread sticks, swirls, letters, even pretzels. My favorite way to shape bread sticks is to turn dough out onto a well greased large baking pan (sprinkle pan with a little cornmeal if desired). Roll dough out to cover pan. Brush dough with melted butter (or garlic butter). Cut into strips and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Let rise 10 to 15 minutes. Bake in a preheated, 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 min. or until lightly browned.

By: Sue Ann Bodily

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