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
    Ingredients
    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
    2.active 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

    Method:

    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 !!

     Notes
    * 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.

     

    15 comments:

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

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    2. nice guest post.. bread looks so yummy

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

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

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    5. Happy Valentines Day!!

      Lovely GP. The stick looks very tempting.

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

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

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

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

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    10. Lovely post gals...Beautiful clicks..

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    12. 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.

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    13. Nice clix, looks yummy :)

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