dough recipe from Eating Well
4-4 1/4 cups all-purpose white flour, divided
2 packages Rapid-Rise yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 3/4 cups water
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Once the dough has rested, take a small portion of the dough and flatten out into a rectangle.
In a food processor, combine 4 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar.
Heat 1 1/2 cups water and oil to 125 to 130°F. With the motor running, gradually add the hot liquid.
Process, adding up to 2 tablespoons cold water until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, cover with plastic and let rest for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Using a sharp knive, cut strips of dough; twist and place onto a baking sheet or pan.
Spray the strips of dough with cooking spray and sprinkle shredded parmesan (or your preferred cheese) over the tops.
Place the baking sheet/pan into the preheated oven and bake for 7-10 minutes, until the breadsticks puff up and turn lightly golden. Remove and serve hot.
* Feel free to make the breadsticks as thick or thin as you wish... and don't be afraid to be creative with how you season them! If you don't like cheese, why not try them with various spices or dried herbs?
* You can also make this using whole wheat flour!