*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       BREADSTICKS (PLAIN OR SEEDED)
 
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 Serving Size  : 32   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3   c            Warm (110 F.) water
      1/2   ts           Sugar
    1       pk           Dry yeast
    1       t            Salt
    2       tb           Olive oil
    2       c            A/P flour, or as needed
                         -----OPTIONAL-----
    4       ts           Fennel or caraway seeds OR>>
    2       tb           Poppy seeds
 
   Combine the water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl
   and let work till foamy, abt. 10 min.
   
   In the large bowl of elec. mixer, combine yeast
   mixture, salt, oil, and 1 1/4 c. flour. Beat 4 to 5
   min. on med. speed.  If using elec mixer, change to
   dough hook and on low speed, continue to add remainder
   of flour as needed to make med. stiff dough.  Increase
   speed to med. and continue to mix untill dough cleans
   bowl completely.  Turn into greased bowl and flip so
   that greased side is up.  Cover bowl with plastic, and
   let rise till doubled in bulk.
   
   When proof is complete, punch dough down and knead in
   seeds if desired. Cover in bowl with plastic and let
   rest for 10 to 15 min.  Turn out onto lightly floured
   working surface and divide into 32 pcs. and lay
   plastic over.  Roll one at a time to form rope about 7
   or 8 long (they'll be very thin).  Place on lightly
   greased baking sheets and proof once more until
   doubled.  Preheat oven to 325 F.
   
   Bake on shelf in center of oven untill stick are
   nicely browned all over. After 5 min., and without
   removing from oven, spray with water using trigger
   type sprayer OR place ice cubes in bottom of oven.
   Repeat after 5 more min., then complete baking.  Cool
   on racks, store airtight. Will keep for weeks.
  
 
 
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