garlic parmesan focaccia breadsticks with Bertolli
 
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: one 10x13 pan
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for topping
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 packet {2¼ tsp} dry yeast
  • *for topping*
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • coarse salt
Instructions
  1. First, stir together the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl, and allow yeast to bloom and foam.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Make a well in the center, pour in the water and yeast mixture and the 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Mix together until a soft, sticky dough forms, adding flour if it's overly wet.
  4. Lightly flour a clean surface and dump the dough onto it; knead until the dough is smooth, soft, and no longer sticks to your hands, but it should NOT be hard or dry! Form a ball, cover lightly with a tea towel or plastic wrap, and allow to rise for 45-60 minutes.
  5. After the first rise, grab a jelly-roll pan or cookie pan, generously oil it, then place the dough on it. I prefer slightly smaller pans as they yield thicker, fluffier breadsticks. Using your hands, gently pat the dough so it fills the entire pan. Spray the surface of the dough with a bit of water.
  6. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the olive oil and garlic for topping for 30 seconds, until warm. Drizzle on top of the dough, then place the pan in a warm place for a 30 minute rise.
  7. Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 475F. Top the focaccia dough with the parmesan, mozzarella, and salt, and bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crisp, and dough is light and airy.
  8. Cut into breadsticks and serve immediately with your favorite Bertolli meal!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at https://www.thebakingfairy.net/2016/02/garlic-parmesan-focaccia-breadsticks-with-bertolli/