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                            JALAPENO BREADSTICKS
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 Serving Size  : 32   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Appetizers
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Unsalted butter
      1/2   md           Onion -- chopped medium fine
    2       ts           Active dry yeast
      1/4   c            Warm water
    1 1/2   ts           Sugar
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    6                    Jalapeno chiles
                         - (fresh or canned)
                         - seeded, and chopped
    1       c            Buttermilk
    3 1/2   c            Bread flour
   Saute onion in butter over medium heat until lightly
   browned.  Remove from heat and set aside.
   Lightly grease three large baking sheets and sprinkle
   them with cornmeal. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in
   a mixing bowl.  Let stand until yeast is dissolved,
   then stir in sugar, salt, chopped jalapenos, sauteed
   onion, buttermilk and 2 cups of the flour.  Beat
   mixture well.  Stir in enough of the remaining flour
   to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough out onto a
   lightly floured surface; knead about 5 minutes. Place
   in a large greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm
   place until double, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
   Punch down dough and divide into 4 equal parts.  On a
   floured surface, roll out one part dough to form an 8
   x 8 square.  Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the
   square into 8 equal strips.  Place the strips onto
   prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining portions
   of dough.  Let rise uncovered (1 hour or more for
   light, airy breadsticks; 30 minutes for a denser,
   chewier texture). Bake in a preheated 400øF oven for
   10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
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