Thursday, April 11, 2013

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Why do I LOVE Olive Garden?.....THOSE BREADSTICKS!!! 
So dang good! I wanted to make these at home. 
I wanted to try to see if I could perfect those little boogers into the hot, buttery taste of the real thing.
 So I tried different sauces. Butter, garlic, parmesan, salt, different spices....All kinds of different mixtures with melted butter, drizzled over bread. None really tasted like it.

Until I gave up thinking that it was a mystery concoction and realized it was as simple as this little COMBO:
So FIRST OFF, open this tab, "HOMEMADE BREAD"
and prepare bread as normal.

Once you get to the point of dividing up your bread into equal portions, use ONE (or more if you want)
portion and roll it out like a big rectangle.
You want to have some thickness to your rectangle.
Maybe just a tad thicker than pictured.
Lay all breadsticks on parchment paper.
I ended up making small loaves of bread AND bread-sticks.
Cover all bread with clean towels.
Let rise for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven first to 350.
Bake for 15 min or until they look like this.
 (slightly golden brown)
Once out of the oven, brush melted butter over all breadsticks.
Lightly sprinkle garlic salt over the buttered breadsticks.
(Lawry's seems to taste MOST like the olive garden type)
...and there you HAVE it!
So easy.
Unlimited bread sticks out of your own oven.
Your welcome.

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