Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks



1 package of active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp)
1½ cups of warm water
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1½ tsp salt
3½ to 4 cups all-purpose flour
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)
Instructions for Creating Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

In a large bowl, combine the yeast, warm water, and sugar. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy. This indicates that your yeast is active and ready to use.

To the yeast mixture, add the olive oil, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.

Gradually add in the remaining flour, half a cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.

Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until it's smooth and elastic.

Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm spot for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.

After the dough has risen, preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.

Spread the melted butter over the dough, then sprinkle the minced garlic evenly on top.

Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese, and if you like, a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Roll up the dough tightly, starting from the long edge, then cut into 1-inch slices.

Arrange the slices on your prepared baking sheet, then bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown and the cheese is bubbling and slightly browned.

Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the top of the hot breadsticks before serving.

And there you have it, delectable homemade cheesy garlic breadsticks that are sure to win hearts at your table. These breadsticks are not just an accompaniment; they're a feature in their own right. Pair them with your favorite pasta dish, or enjoy them as a standalone treat. Enjoy and happy cooking!