Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

So my hungry ass HATES when I go to a recipe page and the person writes their life story and I have to spend a millennium trying to actually find the damn recipe. Yeah, sentimental shit blah blah, I like making this dish ‘cuz of whatever and I did this and that, I ate it and went back to my childhood. BLAH. Great for you, but we’re hungry and we wanna cook! So if you’re looking for an essay before my recipes…Well, I can’t guarantee there may not always be an essay. I talk A LOT but today since it’s the first post, let’s be short and sweet.

I am obsessed with all things garlic. So this is one of my favorite and easiest recipes.

 

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 packet of active dry yeast ( I usually use the whole packet because I found that using some causes the dough to become hard)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour

 

For the cheesy garlic topping
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1 head of garlic minced (I love garlic but you can adapt to suit)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup vegetarian cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsely

 

SIDENOTE: I LOVE CHEESE

 

 

Instructions

  1.  Combine 1 1/4 cups of water with the sugar and yeast. Stir and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add olive oil, salt, vinegar and remaining 1/4 cup of warm water.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the bowl of the mixer.
  4. Gradually add the flour and 1/2 of the minced garlic and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a dry towel and allow to rest in a warm place for an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  6. In a small saucepan, melt butter and garlic until fragrant.
  7. Punch the dough down. Separate into 2 equal balls.
  8. Spread a thin layer of flour on surface and roll out each ball to about 1/3 inch thickness with a bailna.
  9. Transfer to baking sheet.
  10. Spread the garlic butter over dough to the edges. Two coats are sufficient.
  11. Sprinkle cheese mixture over dough.
  12. Top with crushed red chili flakes, parsley and oregano.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  14. Remove from oven and use a pizza cutter to cut into equal rectangles.