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Easy Breadsticks
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Easy Breadsticks in Food Processor

Making Breadsticks in a food processor is super easy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 12 Breadsticks
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Chula King

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

Breadsticks

  • 2 1/2 cups (12.5 ounces) bread flour (See Tip 1)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant or bread machine yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (8 ounce) filtered water, not heated (See Tips 2 and 3)

Finishing the Breadsticks

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Additional Kosher salt for sprinkling, optional

Instructions

Breadsticks

  • Place flour, sugar, salt and yeast in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Pulse process 5 or 6 times to mix ingredients.
  • Add butter and water to food processor. Process 45 seconds.
  • Transfer dough to floured surface. Knead several times to form a smooth ball. Place in oiled container; cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm location until doubled in volume, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. (See Tips 4 and 5)
  • Turn dough onto floured surface. Cut into 12 pieces, approximately 1.87 ounces each. Form each piece into an 8-inch rope. Place on parchment lined baking sheet, leaving at least 2-inches between breadsticks. Cover with dish towel or plastic wrap. Let sit until doubled in volume, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake breadsticks in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Finishing the Breadsticks

  • Melt butter with garlic. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour through wire mesh strainer to remove garlic.
  • Remove breadsticks from oven. Brush with garlic butter and sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  • Yield: 12 breadsticks.

Notes

  1. I always weigh my ingredients when making bread. The reason is that there is so much variability in how much is actually in a cup.
  2. The reason for using filtered water is that tap water contains chlorine. Chlorine can retard the growth of the yeast. Too much chlorine can actually kill the yeast.
  3. Because of the heat generated by the food processor, start with cold water. If the dough becomes too hot, it can kill the yeast.
  4. I like to let my dough rise in an 8-cup measuring cup. That way, I can easily see when the dough has doubled in volume.
  5. To produced the perfect environment for the dough to rise, I turn on my electric oven for 1 minute and 45 seconds. The actual temperature setting doesn't matter. All I want is for the oven to slightly warm up. My oven starts at 100°F when turned on. After 1 minute and 45 seconds, the temperature just starts to rise to 101°F. That's when I turn the oven off. 

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg