Homemade Wheat BreadSticks with Garlic ButterGive the gift of yummy bread this holiday.

Day 7 of Simply Sophisticated Cooking’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge is Homemade Wheat BreadSticks with Garlic Butter. They taste similar to the Olive Garden BreadSticks.

Top with a little garlic butter and they taste similar to the Olive Garden BreadSticks. Only better since they are easy to make and are hot and fresh at your kitchen table.

And what better way to give the gift of love than by giving bread? Bread just helps make a home feel like a home. I’m also trailing off on my love for bread rant, so time to bring it back to the subject of giving the gift of bread for the holidays.

Homemade Wheat BreadSticks with Garlic ButterThis DIY gift kit is easy to put together. Combine the flour, salt and sugar and add a package of active dry yeast and you have your bread kit. I also like to include a small bottle or packet of the garlic powder needed to make the garlic butter for brushing on top.

I use a whole wheat and all-purpose flour mix to keep the breadsticks light but still get the goodness of whole wheat. You could make them using all white flour and they will be almost identical in flavor as the Olive Garden ones.

Or if you don’t want breadsticks, then make rolls or a loaf.

Homemade Wheat BreadSticks with Garlic ButterYou can also try topping them with other toppings than garlic butter, such as sesame or poppy seeds, or whatever makes you happy. This is an easy recipe to adapt to whatever your taste buds like.

Try including a baking sheet or loaf pan, a mixing bowl and wooden spoon for stirring or a brush for brushing on the melted butter. Gift giving is about fun, so have fun with it.

Happy Holidays!

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Homemade Wheat Breadsticks with Garlic Butter Yum
If you love Olive Garden's Breadsticks, then you'll love these eating these easy to make Homemade Wheat Breadsticks with Garlic Butter hot at home.
Homemade Wheat BreadSticks with Garlic Butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10-12 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
12 breadsticks
Ingredients
Garlic Butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10-12 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
12 breadsticks
Ingredients
Garlic Butter
Homemade Wheat BreadSticks with Garlic Butter
Instructions
  1. Add yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar to a large bowl. Pour in warm water in bowl and mix well. Allow yeast to proof for about 10 minutes and become bubbly.
  2. Stir in remaining sugar, salt, olive oil and 1 1/2 cups flour.
  3. Start adding the remaining flour in increments to form a smooth, elastic dough. Once dough is holding together, turn out onto a well floured smooth surface and knead in the remaining flour, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Grease the bowl and return the dough, covering with a towel. Place in a warn place until dough doubles in size, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Punch the dough down and using a knife, cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 7 to 8 inch rope and place on a parchment covered bakinng sheet.
  6. Cover and allow breadsticks to rise until doubled, about one hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  8. Mix butter and garlic powder together and set aside until breadsticks are baked.
  9. Bake breadsticks for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and brush with the garlic butter. Serve breadsticks warm. Store in an airtight container.
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More of My Favorite Bread Recipes that You Can Use for Bread Gift Kits:

Authentic Irish Brown Bread

Honey Wheat Bread

Southern CornBread 

Butternut Squash Olive Oil Bread 

Ginger-Spice Zucchini Bread

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