garlic parmesan focaccia breadsticks with Bertolli
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: one 10x13 pan
  • 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
  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