Homemade Herb Breadsticks
|Active dry yeast package/Compressed yeast cake||1|
|Water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Caraway seeds||3 Teaspoon|
|Ground sage||1 Teaspoon|
|Sifted all purpose flour||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)|
Use very warm water (105°F.to 115° F.) for dry yeast; use lukewarm (80°F.to 90°F.) for compressed.
Sprinkle dry yeast or crumble cake into water in large bowl.
Let stand for a few minutes; then stir until dissolved.
Add sugar, salt, butter, 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, sage, and flour; mix well.
Turn out on lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Put in greased bowl; turn once, cover, and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch down, turn out on floured board, and divide.
Roll each half into a rectangle 12 inches long.
Cut each into 12 pieces.
Roll each piece on the board with palms of hands to form a rope about 1/3 inch thick and 12 inches long.
Put on greased cookie sheet; sprinkle lightly with remaining caraway seeds.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Bake in preheated hot oven (400°F.) for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 24 sticks.