Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cheesy Bread Sticks: Use for leftover dough #2

Cheesy bread sticks are a popular takeout item at pizzerias around the country. They are very simple to make. You can make them using the same dough as Italian bread, pizza, or sandwich bread.

Simply take a ball of dough and roll it into a circle about 6 to 7 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Place the dough on a greased baking sheet and moisten the top with water to make it sticky. Then sprinkle the surface of the dough with a mix of grated cheese (I like mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan). Don't make the cheese too thick, and lightly press it into the dough. Allow the dough to rise for about 1/2- 1 hour and then cut it into strips but leave the strips touching. Bake at375 degrees until browned. The sticks will pull apart wonderfully. Serve warm with pasta sauce or garlic butter.