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Italian Breadsticks

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Warm water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Olive oil/Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Egg yolk 1
  Egg white 1
Directions

In large mixer bowl, combine yeast, 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, and salt.
Combine warm water, oil, and egg yolk.
Add to dry mixture in mixer bowl.
Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn dough out on lightly floured surface.
Knead till smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes.
Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.
Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or overnight before shaping.
Turn out on very lightly floured surface and divide dough into 16 equal parts.
Let rest 10 minutes.
Roll each piece under hands to form a pencil like rope, 14 inches long and 3/8 inch in diameter.
Smooth each rope as you work.
Place ropes 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
Add 1 tablespoon water to egg white; beat till frothy.
Brush egg mixture over dough ropes.
Let rise till double in volume, 45 to 60 minutes.
Brush again with egg mixture; sprinkle with coarse salt, if desired.
Bake in 425° oven for 10 minutes or till golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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