it's 30 degrees outside but the wind still feels cold to me. might be because of the rain this morning. anyhow, i'm not going to go on about the weather, but you see...it still affect me on deciding what i made for our evening tea.
despite my grumbling on too many calories and fat included in my cooking, i must admit that i have a very weak determination. first, i didn't do any work out i mentioned in the last post. two, i made lunch contained heavy cream and cheese...*don't ask me why i did what i did. it just happened* and three, i eat two more strawberry cake that i made yesterday... *each about the size of your palm* O_o
uh-oh...see what i meant? what a major blunder on my part. believe me, i can't stand having any cake within ten feet radius in the house. *i heard them screaming eat me! eat me!* obviously i can't let them down, right... ^_^
and coming to the real topic, i just made out-of-this-world breadsticks! oh yes, it was scrumptiously delicious you'll lick your finger off the remaining butter.. ;) it so darn good i had to have three. still, the aroma lingers in the house. and it's a very windy day! how am i going to stay sit with the smell of garlic + butter + cheese constantly teasing my nose?! grrr...well, guess what? i'm going to transfer the torment to you.
adapted from here
- 1 1/8 cups warm water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 3/4 tsp minced fresh basil
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 1 or 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- in a medium bowl, combine water + sugar + yeast; stir and let sit 5 minutes or until bubbly
- take a larger bowl and combine olive oil + cheese + garlic + basil + italian seasoning + salt; mix together then add the yeast mixture
- add in all the flour and stir until it comes together as a big lumpy dough. rub all over with a little olive oil and cover with plastic wrap. let it stands for about half hour
- to make breadsticks: preheat oven to 175 C (350 F). flour the surface where you'll be kneading the dough. then knead the dough on it a few times till it becomes supple
- divide the dough into 2 parts. divide each part into 12 smaller part. roll each smaller part into 9 inch length rope, twist it a bit before you place it on greased baking sheet
- let the twisted ropes rise again until double in size about 40 minutes. before baking, brush the ropes with melted butter and sprinkle some more salt and and italian seasoning.
- bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until it has nice golden brown, remove from oven and brush with melted butter again...
*it's so worth it...^_^*