Twisted Garlic Breadsticks

Soft and Buttery!

Twisted garlic breadsticks are made with an easy enriched dough and brushed with garlic butter right after baking.

This recipe uses two kinds of garlic for a well-rounded garlicky flavor without being overpowering!

Gather red pepper flakes (optional), melted butter,

granulated sugar, garlic cloves, warm water,

salt, salted butter, garlic powder, all-purpose flour, and yeast.

Knead yeast, sugar, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, and salt together until soft and stretchy.

This will take 10-15 minutes in a stand mixer or 15-20 minutes by hand.

Once the dough is no longer sticky, pull off a piece to test for gluten development.

Once it stretches like this, you've developed enough gluten!

Proof the dough in a covered bowl for 45-60 minutes until about doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.

A kitchen scale and bench scraper make this easy, but they're not necessary!

Cover all but two of the dough pieces with a kitchen towel.

Roll the two pieces into logs about 8-10" long (20-25 cm).

Pinch the two ends together, then quickly...

Lift the dough by the pinch point and twist one log around the other.

Lay the twisted breadsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and proof for about 20 minutes until puffy.

Then bake for about 17 minutes at 375°/190°C until lightly golden brown.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan and sauté the garlic and red pepper flakes until fragrant.

Brush over the breadsticks while warm, then enjoy!

This recipe has a cleanup rating of 3 out of 5, at  A Lil Messy.

Enjoy fresh, twisted garlic breadsticks with loved ones!

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