February 29, 2012

Onion Breadsticks


You may have realized that I have a lot of free time since I'm always making bread at least twice a week (actually I'm surprised that I'm not gaining weight like crazy). I rarely eat dessert which is ironic since I love to make desserts, I'm more of a savory bread girl but I do eat  a slice of cake or cookies once in a while, so tell me are you a dessert lover or a bread lover like me?

- 3 1/2 c. of flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast
- 1/2 c. of warm milk
- 1/2 c. of warm water
- 1 egg
- 3/4 c. of chopped onion
- 1/4 c. of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of sugar

1. Saute onion with 1 tablespoon of oil until tender and let it cool. Disolve yeast with water in a large bowl, add milk, butter, egg, sugar, salt and 1 c. of flour and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add onion and enough remainig flour to form a soft dough, knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.


2. Punch dough and divide it into 8 pieces and shape them, let them rise again for 30 minutes. Meanwhile beat 1 egg with 2 tablespoons of cold water and set aside.



3. Brush bread sticks with egg and sprinkle poppy seeds on top, bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.



*Tip: if you don't like onion, you can change it for roasted garlic and top it with parmesan cheese, they are both delicious.




Serve them warm with garlic butter or a balsamic vinaigrette (they won't last)

28 comments:

  1. My boys love breadsticks...I'd love to try yours! They look perfectly wonderful!

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    1. You can make them smaller by dividing the dough in 16 pieces instead of 8 so that you will have more for them :)

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  2. Well I love savory bread AND sweet desserts...so maybe that's why I AM gaining weight LOL. worth it for these!

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    1. they really are worth it, I was full but I was still eating them by grabbing "small pieces" until the breadstick was gone

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  3. I really like ciabatta which isn't that sweet. if it was a really sweet bread, i'd settle for something drenched in honey and cinnamon. can you describe the texture of these sticks? :D

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    1. they are really soft almost like a biscuit, only one was left and I forgot to cover it, in the morning I thought that it would become hard but it was still soft

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  4. I like dessert and bread, double whammy on the diet :) Your breadsticks look fantastic!

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  5. Beti
    Your bread sticks look awesome!

    I like dessert at night to finish off the day sweet.

    I am not a big bread eater. But, if I make homemade bread I can't stay out of it!

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  6. They look soft and tasty. Nice with some soup for a delightful dinner!

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  7. Mmm these look just wonderful! Like you I'm more of a savory person, and definitely a huge bread fan!

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  8. Yum! Unfortunately I hooked on both bread and desserts.
    Mimi

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  9. Am I permitted to choose both bread and desserts? I can't imagine life without bread, but I'm a big fan of sweets too!

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  10. How delicious they look! I love making bread and would love to try these.

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  11. Lovely breadsticks! Beautiful work!

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  12. Your breadsticks look fantastic! I've been making a lot of bread lately too, but haven't progressed into rolls yet. Making your own bread is so satisfying.

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  13. Yum yum! I love the little added touches in this bread you've made. I just made two loaves myself last night. Fresh bread is just so much better than the processed stuff!

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    1. it really is and the best part is that you know excatly what's in it

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  14. These look amazing! I think i'm a bread girl. I like desserts a lot, but I REALLY like bread.

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  15. These look divine - my dad used to make fresh bread all the time, it's a real treat! Love these flavours too.

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  16. Oh these breadsticks look delicious! Wish I had one right now! :)

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  17. I'm definitely a dessert lover :) but also like bread so these breadsticks are perfect for me ~ Thanks for sharing gotta give it a go soon ~

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  18. I like both - equally:-). My husband always talks about some rolls that his grandfather used to make that had onion in the dough. I want to make these for him and see if they are similar. Either way, they sound wonderful!

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    1. let's hope that he likes this ones, they are my favorites

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  19. Betti, I made these breadsticks this afternoon! They smell amazing. Serving a cattle working crew pizza, salad, breadsticks and dessert tomorrow.

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    1. that sounds perfect! you made me hungry

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  20. Good morning!
    What a nice recipe for these amazing bread sticks! They look delicious!
    I added your recipe to my favorite list1
    Have a nice day!

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  21. Isn't it funny how you just get a craving to go bake something. Your onion bread sticks look fantastic and got me inspired. Great post!

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