Monday, March 7, 2011

Homemade Olive Garden Bread sticks

Here is my recipe for bread sticks that I think are pretty close to The Olive Garden's.  It's made in a bread machine, so it's super easy. 



1 cup water, room temperature
3 Tbsp. oil
3 cups bread flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 package yeast

  • Place all ingredients in bread machine in order per manufacturer's instructions (mine is in the order listed).
  • Set for dough cycle.
  • Divide dough into 12 pieces, roll and shape each into an 8 inch rope
  • Place  1/2 inch apart on a cookie sheet ( I line it with parchment paper)
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes
  • Bake at 425 for 10 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Mix together 1/2 stick melted butter and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and brush over warm bread sticks
Enjoy!  Let me know how they turn out!

12 comments:

  1. I am going to have to try these out. I love the bread sticks from Olive Garden. I would be content to just eat them and the dipping sauce when we go.

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  2. Umm! I really need to purchase a bread machine! I'm featuring you today on Don't Waste your Homemaking!

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  3. YUMMY I LOVE olive garden breadsticks! Im going to have to make these! My friend has a bread machine, Im gonna have to borrow it! hehe

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  4. Do you know how much one package of yeast is? I buy yeast in bulk so a measure would help! Thanks :)

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  5. I buy my yeast in bulk too. Most of the recipes I've made call for a package and I just use 2 1/4 tsp. Sometimes I just throw in 3 tsp. :)

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  6. Thank you Crystal! Looking forward to trying this tonight :)

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  7. I made them. I am making them again today. I took them to a potluck last time and everyone kept asking, "...who made these??" Ha! They were devoured. You hit the nail on the head with this one!! Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. I am so happy that you liked them!!! :)

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  9. Oh man, those are my favorite. I wish I had a bread machine.

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  10. Hmmm. How would these be made without a bread machine?

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  11. I would say without a bread machine to mix dough & let rise in an oiled covered bowl for about 45min. Then make into the bread stick shape and let rise again till double in size then, bake.

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  12. Perfect!!!! My granddaughter helped and she was so delighted about how good they tasted. We will be making these again. Thanks for such a simple recipe.

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