Want to make super easy garlic breadsticks like the kind you get at Pizza hut?! Look no further. Growing up in NY, I honestly have been to Pizza hut about 4 times in my entire life. If you’ve had authentic NY pizza then you know why. My boyfriend however could not count the amount of times he’s been to Pizza Hut. He grew up in Wisconsin and the pizza here is not very good. I originally made these breadsticks for him but I’m not going to lie, I enjoyed them far more than I care to admit.
These are SO easy to make, I promise! If you’ve used yeast before this should be a piece of cake for you. I know the idea of baking bread is kinda scary. I know it, I used to be you. But it’s not as scary after you’ve done it a couple times.
The best tip I have for any yeast beginners is to make sure your yeast is fresh (check expiration date) and to make certain that the temperature of your water is just right. Not too cold or it won’t activate and not too hot or you will kill it. If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, I highly recommend investing in one. They are inexpensive and very handy.
- 1 cup warm water (110° F)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 packet rapid rise yeast (2¼ tsp)
- 4 tbsp vegan butter* plus more for greasing the pan
- 1 tsp salt
- 3-4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast or vegan parmesan
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp dried parsley flakes
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vegan butter*
- Add the yeast and sugar to the warm water and mix to dissolve. Set aside to activate.
- Melt the 4 tablespoons of the butter and add it to a large mixing bowl along with the 1 teaspoon of salt.
- When the yeast is foamy and bubbly, add to the bowl and mix with the butter. Starting off with 1 cup of flour, add to the mixing bowl and stir with a spoon. Now add ½ cup at a time, stirring in between additions, until the mixture forms a dough ball.
- On a clean and floured work surface, begin kneading the dough, adding more flour as needed. Keep doing this until you get a slightly dense, slightly sticky ball of dough.
- Sprinkle a bit of flour into your mixing bowl and return the dough to the bowl. Cover with a clean damp kitchen towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Grease a 13 x 9 inch rectangular cake pan. When the dough has finished resting, flatten it into a rectangular shape and set inside the cake pan. Use your hands to flatten it further to fit corner to corner.
- Set the damp kitchen towel over the pan and let the dough rise for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, get your oven preheated to 350°F.
- Stir together all of the topping ingredients except the butter in a small bowl. Melt the tablespoon of butter and brush it gently over the breadsticks once they have finished rising. Sprinkle the spice topping evenly over the top of the dough. Score 8 lines into the dough to separate the breadsticks, about an inch and a half wide.
- Bake the breadsticks on center rack for about 20-25 minutes until the tops have browned. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from the pan.