Jamie Cooks It Up!

23 May 2010

I need all the help I can get in the kitchen, so I am thrilled to introduce Jamie and her food fabulousness as my guest poster today~enjoy!!

Hello to all you fabulous blog reading gals out there! I am happy to be doing a guest post here this fine morning at 320 Sycamore. I write a family friendly food blog called Jamie Cooks It Up! I post a new recipe about 3 times a week complete with pictures and step by step instructions. I don't post anything that's not DE-LICIOUS. Or "de-wish-uss" as one of my three year olds says.
As you may have guessed, I have a great recipe to share with you today!
Now don't get worried.
Don't break into a cold sweat....

The recipe I have lugged on over from Jamie Cooks It Up! contains YEAST....
You betcha.
If you haven't ever worked with my good pal yeast, don't be afraid! I've got some great tips for you and these great Quick and Easy Breadsticks are going to make you Baking-She-Ra of the Neighborhood. They can be made from start to finish in about 45 minutes.

I am not even foolin'.
I have a great new recipe up today at Jamie Cooks It Up! that uses this very same dough....but with a heavenly cream cheese and fruit topping.
Oh Yum.
Totally, yum.
Let's dust off our aprons and get crackin!

Quick and Easy Breadsticks

Yield: 36 small breadsticks

Time: 45 minutes start to finish

Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 1/2 C warm water
1 T yeast (you may use active dry, or instant)
2 T sugar
1/2 t salt
3 1/2 - 4 C flour
1/4 C butter
1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese
Johnny's Garlic Seasoning

1. Add your yeast to 1 1/2 C warm water.

2. Throw your sugar right along there with it, stir it around to incorporate. Pour it into your Kitchen Aid or Bosch Mixer. If you are making the recipe with out a stand mixer then dump the yeast/water mixture into a large bowl. Also, if you are using a Bosch Mixer you'll want to double the recipe. One batch isn't quite enough to fill up a Bosch.

3. Let the yeast/water mixture sit for about 5 minutes. It should get all nice and bubbly for you. Nice and bubbly is what you want.

4. Add the salt and then add flour 1 cup at a time, allowing about 30 seconds to mix or knead between each additional cup. After all of the flour is added mix on high (or knead) for 5 minutes. Then let your dough rest for 5 minutes.

5. While the dough is resting melt your butter and pour 2 T of it onto a large jelly roll pan, or cookie sheet.

6. Place the dough on the buttered sheet and let her rest for 5 more minutes. Don't skip this step, gals. You want to be ruler-of-the-dough. If you don't let her rest she is not going to move like you want her to. Just trust me and let the old girl rest....

7. Press the dough out to the edges of the pan. It should be easy! Press from the middle out.

8. Pour the remaining 2 T of butter onto your stretched out dough and spread it around to cover the entire top.

9. Johnny's Garlic Seasoning is going to be your true pal, here. The flavor is amazing! I purchase it in bulk at Costco. Sprinkle it all over the top of your dough. Then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top as well.

10. With a pizza cutter cut the dough into inch wide strips.

11. Then cut the dough lengthwise into thirds. Put the cookie sheet into a warm 170 degree oven and let the dough rise for about 10 minutes. Turn your oven up to 350 and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.

12. When the breadsticks are done use the pizza cutter again to redefine the cutting lines.

13. I usually take a pair of cooking scissors to the edges of the pan to clip the part the pizza cutter can't reach.

Voila! Your Quick and Easy Breadsticks! Serve these babies hot with Luscious Italian Lasagna, or White Chicken Chili, or Italian Tortellini Soup....you won't be sorry! I hope you'll give them a try!


  1. I definitely haven't had much experience working with yeast, but I might give it a try (with these great instructions) because the end result looks YUMMY!

  2. Jamie~
    These look divine! We tried your sugar cookie bars last night and oh my goodness I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Thanks for the fabulous post~can't wait to try more recipes

  3. Nice to meet you Jaime and thanks for sharing this recipe! Man! Those do look De-wish-uss *tee hee* I'm planning an italian dish this week some time and these just might have to accompany it.

    Happy Day, The Lady of the House

  4. Melissa,
    I'm glad you liked the Sugar Cookie Bars! They are really something, aren't they. Thanks so much for letting me guest post!

  5. Delish!!! Breadsticks are such a yummy treat to add to an Italian meal. I've never made them on my own, but this recipe looks really doable. :)

  6. Oh, they look simply divine. And I just looked up the sugar cookie bars - holy moly!

    You are my kind of cook! Definitely bookmarking your site.

  7. Just made these and are really good! Just one note though -- you did not say when to add the salt, therefore it accidentally got left out when I made them. Oops!

  8. I am sooo sooo soo gonna try this recipe! I have had fun browsing around...visiting you again girl! cherry

  9. Hi Melissa! I'd never seen Jamie's blog before, so I really appreciate the introduction! My goodness, these breadsticks look absolutely wonderful. I have some hungry teenage boys here who love breadsticks, so I need to give these a try! :)

  10. Thanks for introducing us to another food blogger. I love food blogs. I love to cook and my hubby loves bread.

  11. Angela~
    Thanks for pointing that out~we added the salt to the directions (add it with the flour)

  12. I bet my son would love these. And enjoy helping!

  13. I tried this recipe last Sunday for our family dinner...It was so easy to make and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I have never came across your blog before until this evening and am I glad I did. I just made these breadsticks and on a scale of 1-10 these are a 20. So good and light. I used 3.5 c of bread flour and kneaded by hand. Sprinkled half with shredded cheese and left other half as regular garlic breadsticks. This recipe is a must try and guranteed a big hit. Thanks for sharing


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