Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Ingredients

For Bread

  • 1 ½ + 2 tbsp cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Dry Instant Yeast
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter cubed and at room temperature
  • ½ tbsp granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Lukewarm Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Lukewarm water as required
  • Cornmeal for dusting

For Topping

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter. softened at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Italian Herb seasoning
  • 1 1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A handful of fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Mix the lukewarm milk with yeast, 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. If the yeast has bloomed, the surface will become foamy and bubbly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the cubed butter. With the help of a fork or hand, mix the butter into the flour until the mixture become crumbly or sand-like in texture.
  • Season the flour mixture with salt and mix well.
  • Now add the milk mixture into the flour and knead it.
  • Gradually add water to the dough while kneading.
  • Place it in a clean, deep bowl once the dough is well kneaded.
  • Drizzle the dough with olive oil and cover it entirely with it.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, mix garlic, butter, Italian herb seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Prepare a baking sheet pan by dusting it with cornmeal.
  • Now take the bloomed dough out on the clean surface dusted with flour.
  • Knead it for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth.
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1-inch thick.
  • Gently place it into the prepared baking sheet pan and spread it out gently while pressing with your fingers.
  • Cover the dough in the pan with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 400-degree F.
  • After 20 minutes, bake the dough for 15 minutes.
  • Take it out, brush on the garlic butter, and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese over it.
  • Crank up the heat to 450-degrees F. Bake the cheesy garlic for 8 to 10 until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Take the cheesy bread out of the oven, cut it into sticks.
  • Sprinkle the fresh parsley over the top and serve hot.

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