Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bread Sticks

The other night I was making spaghetti, the kids favorite food and I wanted some bread but I was getting tired of the same only thing and got thinking garlic bread sticks would be a nice treat.  I figured the kids would love dipping them.  These are good for a change and they took them the next day to school as a snack since this recipe makes a LOT

Garlic Bread Sticks

1/2 cups warm water
2 1/4 tsp yeast
3 -3.5 cups flour
2 tbl of butter
2 tbl sugar
1 tbl salt

Garlic Butter Topping
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt


  1. Mix yeast and water together in your  mixing bowl and let sit for 10 min till frothy
  2. Add in butter, sugar, salt and  mix
  3. Slowly add flour to the mixture till it forms a nice soft ball, knead with your machine for about 5 minutes
  4. Pull off chucks of the dough (smaller then you think you will need) and roll into sticks and place on a lined baking sheet
  5. Cover and place in a warm place to rise till doubled in size; about 1 hour
  6. Heat oven to 400F and place in oven
  7. After 6 minutes take them out of the oven and brush with the melted butter and garlic topping
  8. Place back in the oven for an additional  7 minutes (approx)
  9. Brush the remaining garlic butter topping onto them as soon as they come out.

My "new" AMAZING hamburger buns

The hamburger buns I posted originally are good don't get me wron, we used them every time we had burgers for 9 months, however once I made this recipe we will not ever return to our previous recipe.  I will point out that this recipe takes quite a bit longer in order to prepare but they are just that good, sesame seeds and all.  I hope you enjoy these just as much as we do.

AMAZING Hamburger Buns


2.5 tsp Yeast
1 cup of very warm water
3.5 cups Flour
1 egg
3 tbl of butter
2.5 tbls of sugar
1 heaping tsp of salt


  1. Place yeast, water and 1/2 cup flour into your mixing bowl and stir.  Leave for 10 min till frothy
  2. Add egg, butter, sugar and salt to the frothy mixture and mix quickly
  3. Add flour slowly to the bowl while mixing until it forms a nice ball of dough about 5 min.  This dough should be soft and slightly tacky to touch.  
  4. Place the ball of dough in a greased covered bowl (saran wrap) and place in a warm place to rise.  Approx 2 hours or until doubled in size
  5. Lightly flour your counter and place the flatten ball of dough on the counter and split into 8-12 depending on how big you would like your buns to be.  If you choose to do 8 buns they will be quite large (4 x 4 inches)
  6. Shape into flat 1/2 inch thick discs and place on a silicone line pan about 1 inch apart
  7. Sprinkle the buns lightly with flour and place a piece of saran wrap loosely over them
  8. Let rise till doubled about 1 hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  10. Beat 1 egg and 1 tbl of milk in a bowl and brush very very lightly on the top of the buns
  11. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top
  12. Bake 15-17  min till golden brown
  13. Let cool completely then break apart where they are stuck together and slice for burgers.
* These buns do freeze well however we usually toast them before using them.  If they are fresh you can either toast or eat fresh.

**Modified from a recipe I found online