Friday, May 07, 2010

Simple Herb and Garlic Breadsticks

I had never made breadsticks before but once I started thinking about them I couldn't get them out of my head. So I set out to make something really easy and simple. By the way did you notice I like to make easy and simple food ha ha… that shows how lazy I am to make anything elaborate. Anyway, I don’t feel like making the bread from scratch so I just used the store bought dough. I must say the breadsticks turn out really soft and garlicky and it is lovely dipped into soup or side dish to any meal.

Ingredients:

1 tube of breadstick dough
1 tbsp of melted butter
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tbsp of chopped herbs (thymes, rosemary and oregano)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combined all the ingredients except the bread dough in a small bowl. Mix well.
3. Take out the breadsticks dough out of the tube, unroll it and separate the dough. Take a strip of the dough, brush it with the garlic mixture on one side of the dough. Take both ends of the dough and twist it.
4. Place the twist on the baking sheet. Do the same to the rest of the bread dough.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

25 comments:

Momgateway said...

garlic sticks go well with spaghetti...I wish I found your recipe before making spaghetti for tonight's dinner ...thanks for the recipe

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi, your garlic sticks is nicely twisted. I wish to try. May I know where can I get the dough?

chakhlere said...

Those are pretty bred sticks...feel like grabbing them.

tasteofbeirut said...

These look so good and so much easier to make when you've got the dough already done!

Beachlover said...

pretty presentation!! like the green mini jug!

noobcook said...

when it comes to lazy I think I am much worse than you hehe. These bread sticks look gorgeous and I love the herbs.

Bits of Taste said...

haha.... me too, very lazy to make bread, especially thinking of the time consume! This breadsticks look really attractive! I love garlic and herbs!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Yum! I always use the Trader Joe's pre-made pizza dough bread to make breadsticks =) These look great! I can never get mine to stay twisted though.

babe_kl said...

they look so nice just like those i ate at posh restaurants!

Kiersten said...

Wow, those are some awesome pictures that you took! :)

Pete said...

I love munching on bread sticks. Reminds me of my visits to Italian restaurants!
Happy Mother's Day!

tigerfish said...

You know how these bread sticks are usually left untouched in some Italian eateries. Everyone seems to be getting the idea that the bread sticks are there...forever...and it falls to a vicious cycle that they can't be eaten. Oh, fresh bread sticks made at home....I could grab many! Can I?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Fresh herb and garlic bread sticks! Simple and yet delicious. :) Too bad Asia is hard to find ready to bake bread dough. I remember I used to buy Pillsbury dough boy's ready to bake bread dough to bake simple croissants and dinner rolls, so convenient! Excellent idea to add fresh herbs to make it all special. ;)

ReeseKitchen said...

I like this, herbs and garlic..yummy! I'll make this soon but too bad I can't find any ready made bread dough here...so I got to do it myself instead..:( Anyway thanks for the recipe and idea..have a great weekend!

Tami@nutmegnotebook said...

Beautiful photos! M-m-m those look good. I love garlic anything!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Yummy garlic breadsticks. Love the first picture ;)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i like this savoury version, for me, I like this to dip with mushroom creamy soup, simply yummy!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Ha! It's OK to give in to our lazy bone once in a while ... Breadsticks!! I gotta make them someday! Thank you for the reminder!

Oh, btw, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

MaryMoh said...

Mmm...this would be so good as snacks. I like it.

ICook4Fun said...

Momgateway, you are welcome.

Kitchen Corner, I am not sure if you can get Pillsbury bread dough in Singapore and if not I guess you have to make your own dough :)

Chakhlere, thank you.

Tasteofbeirut, yes the ready dough is really handy when you want something quick.

Lesley, thank you.

Noobcook, ha ha I guess all of us have lazy days sometime :)

Bit of Taste, me too. Lazy to wait for it to proof :)

Healthy & Homemade, I've tried Trader Joe's wholewheate pizza dough but they are not as good.

Babe, thank you.

Kiersten, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Pete, thank you.

Tigerfish, you are right. It is left untouched because most of them are hard and dry :)

Bee, maybe you can make it with some puff pastry. Pillsbury dough really make life much easier for all of us. By the way Happy Mother's day to you.

Reese, I guess you have to make your own bread dough. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Tami, thank you.

Anncoo, thank you.

Sonia, yes this is great with creamy soup. Happy Mother's day to you.

Pei-lin, ha ha.. I do get lazy sometime.

Mary, yes it is.

Ummi said...

Hello Gert, hou are u? Not been here for quite sometime...Nice breadstick and looks yummy...!

Cheah said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!

ICook4Fun said...

Ummi, I am doing well. Hope everything is well at your end too :)

Cheah, thank you.

Sabrina Woon said...

I love this :(