Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bread Sticks


It's been some time since I made bread sticks. And,I know I made it more recent but, the one that stands out was for my son Mat's second grade class. Every year Dash Point Elementary School in WA; the 2ND grade class would learn about different countries. Usually the teachers picked from their nationalities. Mat's teacher was Italian. All students were to share a dish from the country, we choose bread sticks. Since making them before, I decided I wanted to make them to serve with my spaghetti and meatballs. I couldn't find the recipe I used, so I did the next best thing. Surf the web.
Bread sticks are relatively simple to make and can accompany many different meals as well as used with appetisers. The recipe was based on Emporio Rulli's Grissini Torinesi (Turin-style Bread sticks) found at: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/7449 or Breadsticks. If you can't bring the recipe up let me know.
Below is the ingredients you'll need:




The Dough
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
3 cups plus 2 tbsp unbleached bread flour
2/3 cups semolina flour (I used wheat pastry)
2 tbsp unslated butter softened ( used salted)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp salt (you can use a little less if using salted butter)

For the Shaping
1/2 cup unbleached bread flour
1/2 cup semolina (I used bread flour)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp water

I was pretty happy with how they turned out. I wrapped leftovers in plastic wrap and pulled them out whenever I wanted something to snack on.

1 comment:

000sundancer000 said...

He's so stinkin' cute I want to jump into the picture and scoop him up to hug him. He is still the same old Mat... LOVES food like crazy! Hehe.