Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Soft Garlicky Bread Sticks with Dipping Sauce - A Guest Post

For the Guest post series of "Something Sweet " I have invited "Julie of Erivumpuliyumm" to share a yummy recipe here. She has a beautiful space with lots of wonderful recipes which you would love try on.
Coming to the post in her words.. 
Sreevalli @ Ammaji's Recipes asked me if I can join her guest post series"Something Sweet", I happily accepted the request.I was a bit busy at home but she gave me ample time to decide the recipe and the date too,so sweet of her.Sreevalli has a wonderful space and an experienced blogger since 2009,admire her lovely clicks & yummy recipes.Thank you Sreevalli for making me a part of your guest post series,feeling very happy.

This time,I would like to share soft garlicky bread sticks.The name itself sounds flavorful.Isn't it?? I love those long cylindrical shaped soft ones a lot.Perfect with a bowl of soup or great with some dipping sauce.If you love those from pizza huts,you will definitely love this garlicky ones too with a homemade dipping sauce.Do give this a try & Enjoy !!!

    Servings ~ 17-18 bread sticks
    1.all purpose flour 3 cups
    parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons grated sugar 2 tablespoons
    garlic powder 3 teaspoons
    salt 1 1/4 teaspoons
    minced fresh basil  3/4 teaspoon or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil dry yeast 2 teaspoons
    water 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (70° to 80°)
    olive oil 2 tablespoons
    To brush
    butter, melted 1 tablespoon
    Dipping sauce
    tomato sauce 3/4 cup
    oregano 1 tsp
    italian seasoning 1/2 tbsp
    garlic powder 1/2 tsp


    Bread Sticks
    • Take leukwarm water or microwave water on high for 45 secs.Add yeast to this and let it stand to become frothy.(about 5-7 mins)
    • In a large bowl,combine all the ingredients listed under 1.Mix with a wire whisk to combine.
    • Add the frothy yeast mixture and make a dough that is not very sticky and not very smooth.Add in the olive oil half in the bowl and half on top of the dough.Combine well.
    • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 20 portions. Shape each into a ball; roll each into a 9-in. rope. Place on greased baking sheets/parchment paper lined tray. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 40 -60 minutesor until doubled.
    • In the mean time,preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Place in the oven and bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.(Mine was done at 17-18 mins).Remove to wire racks to cool. Brush warm breadsticks with butter.
    Dipping Sauce
    • Simmer the tomato sauce along with the seasonings in  a pan for 10 minutes and enjoy !!

    * I used dry basil in this recipe.
    * I feel 9" was too long,you can always reuce the size to 7".
    * Brushing the top with butter after bake prevents the crust from drying.
    * You can use bread flour too instead of all purpose flour as the original recipe calls for it.
    * You can alter the amount of seasoning as per tastes in the dipping sauce or use a store brought dipping suace too !!

    I would like to thank "Julie" for sharing this wonderful recipes with all us today. Here is small flower as a token of thanks.



    1. Thank u,Sreevalli for the gesture dear..and for the lovely flower too..Feeling happy & blessed to have friends like you :)

    2. nice write up.. thanks for sharing julie.. nice presentation..

    3. Lovely guest post!Over from Julie's blog and love this recipe!The dip sounds fab too!

    4. Happy Valentines Day!!

      Lovely GP. The stick looks very tempting.

    5. Nice presentation and lovely clicks.lovely guest post.

    6. Lovely guest post Sreevalli..Love Julie's recipes, this is a very good one too :) Thanks for sharing dear!! Cheers :)

    7. Love the bread sticks as well as the sauce! Lovely pics too Julie :)

    8. Great post nice effort Srivalli and Julie, Homemade bread sticks are always perfect.

    9. Lovely post gals...Beautiful clicks..

    10. this is so yummy..Come and participate in my event- Mela/Carnival Food

    11. hey I always thought it was difficult to make these. But I think I am gonna give it a try.
      Your basket full of bread sticks is very interesting.

    12. Nice clix, looks yummy :)

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