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.


    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Galleria of Black & White Wednesdays #69

    I want to thank one and all participated in Black & White Wednesday event.
    It was a delight to see all the beautiful shots in my place. Enjoy the virtual delight 
    for now & do check on Cindy's place for upcoming schedule. 

    Pizza for Dinner "by Meena Selvakumaran of EncourageSpice

    Baby loves Cuppycake " by Khansa Erooth of A novice Cuisine

    Brasserie Window " by Rosa of Rosa's Yummy Yums

    Kitchen Tools Ready " by Cinzia of Cindystar

    Ready to go " by Cinzia of Cindystar

    Properly Cut " by Cinzia of Cindystar

    Vintage Miss Laminate " by Cinzia of Cindystar

    Nicely Deep Fried " by Cinzia of Cindystar

    Huge baskets to enjoy " by Cinzia of Cindystar

    The Table is Set " by Simona of Briciole

    ChruĊ›cik " by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook

    Pistachio Cookies by me