A Tradition in Family Baking

Cheesy Pesto Breadsticks

Cheesy Pesto Breadsticks
Soft breadsticks filled with delicious sweet basil pesto and ooey gooey cheese. They are guaranteed to steal the show at dinner!
Yield: 4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water (about 110-115°F)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2¼ teaspoons (one ¼ oz. package) RED STAR Quick Rise Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup pesto
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup melted butter
Instructions
  1. Add warm water to a large mixing bowl and add sugar and yeast. Stir to combine and set aside for about 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.

  2. Add olive oil and stir to combine.

  3. Add 1 cup of flour and salt. Stir to combine. Continue adding flour ¼ cup at a time until mixture forms a dough ball and pulls away from sides of the bowl.

  4. Place dough on a floured surface and knead 3-5 minutes adding more flour as needed. Dough should no longer be sticky.

  5. Cover and allow to rise 30 minutes.

  6. Punch dough down and roll into a 12 x 15 -inch (approximate) rectangle.

  7. Spread pesto over dough and sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.

  8. Press lightly on cheese to help it stick to the dough and pesto layers.

  9. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 1 inch strips.

  10. Fold strips in half and twist together. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart.

  11. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  12. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.

  13. Brush with melted butter and serve immediately or at room temperature.

  14. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  15. Recipe created by Miss in the Kitchen.

 

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