Today was a funny day at Book Fair. I could sit and listen to little kids all day. They crack me up. I had a little Kindergartener eyeing my regular yellow pencil. She said “I really like your pencil.” I said “Well thank you!” Then she showed me her pencil with no eraser. So I said “Would you like to trade?” She now thinks I’m like the coolest person ever. Then I had a 2nd grader that wanted to buy The Lucky One off of the Adult table along with Diary of A Wimpy Kid. (quite a combination) I told her that her parents might not like her reading The Lucky One, but she assured me that she needed to read it because she hadn’t gotten to see the movie yet. I told her we would hold it for her until her mom could come in. A first grader that wanted the Tom Brokaw book, a 2nd grader that is a self-proclaimed Titanic expert, the 3rd grader that I promised to stay open late for that was short money so I had to go dig into my wallet…. 5 more days of entertainment next week.
Taylor loves these. She can eat about 6 Olive Garden breadsticks when we go to what she calls her “fancy dinner place”. So she asked for homemade ones. Really simple to make, just a lot of waiting time.
2 tablespoons Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon Warm Water (105-115 degrees)
3 cups Bread Flour
1-1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/4 cup Butter, softened
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water in a small
bowl; let sit for 5 minutes, or until it becomes foamy on top.
Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Using the paddle
attachment on a stand mixer, combine butter and flour.
When the yeast mixture is ready, pour it into the flour mixture. Using a dough hook
on your mixture, combine the ingredients and knead dough for 10 minutes.
Place dough in a covered container and let it sit for 1-1/2 hours, until it
doubles in size.
When the dough has doubled, measure out 2-ounce portions
and roll the dough between your hands or on a countertop
to form sticks that are 7 inches long.
Place the dough on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, cover and set aside
for 1-1/2 hours, or until the dough doubles in size once
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Bake the breadsticks for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Immediately brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a little
Makes 12 breadsticks.
From Good Morning America
Total Fat 6.1g
Total Carbohydrates 26.1g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
Nutrition Grade C+
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