*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                       Breadsticks (Plain or Seeded)
 
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 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3  cup           Warm (110 F.) water
    1      teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  teaspoon      Sugar
    2      tablespoon    Olive oil
    1      package       Dry yeast
    2      cup           A/P flour -- or as needed
                         -----OPTIONAL-----
    4      teaspoon      Fennel or caraway seeds OR>>
    2      tablespoon    Poppy seeds
 
 Combine the water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl and let work till foamy,
 about. 10 min.
 
  In the large bowl of elec. mixer, combine yeast mixture, salt, oil, and 1
 1/4 c. flour. Beat 4 to 5 min. on med. speed.  If using elec mixer, change
 to dough hook and on low speed, continue to add remainder of flour as needed
 to make med. stiff dough.  Increase speed to med. and continue to mix until
 dough cleans bowl completely.  Turn into greased bowl and flip so that
 greased side is up.  Cover bowl with plastic, and let rise till doubled in
bulk.
 
  When proof is complete, punch dough down and knead in seeds if desired.
 Cover in bowl with plastic and let rest for 10 to 15 min.  Turn out onto
 lightly floured working surface and divide into 32 pcs. and lay plastic
 over.  Roll one at a time to form rope about 7 or 8 long (they'll be very
 thin).  Place on lightly greased baking sheets and proof once more until
 doubled.  Preheat oven to 325 F.
 
  Bake on shelf in center of oven until stick are nicely browned all over.
 After 5 min., and without removing from oven, spray with water using trigger
 type sprayer OR place ice cubes in bottom of oven.  Repeat after 5 more
 min., then complete baking.  Cool on racks, store airtight. Will keep for
weeks.
 
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