Best-ever breadsticks. 'Nuff said.

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Are you a thin, crunchy breadstick lover, or more of a dense, chewy breadstick fan? Do you order them with pizza, or just to dip into soup? It’s hard to be selective when it comes to delicious bread in stick form, but this recipe might make it easier. After all, it is called “best-ever breadsticks.”
They’re light and fluffy on the inside, golden brown on the outside and covered in spices and cheese, so they pair perfectly with just about any meal or with a dish of marinara sauce on a cozy night in. If you have a stand mixer and a little bit of patience, these are incredibly easy to make. They taste just like the restaurant version, and you don't even have to order a pizza to serve them on your table.
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Best-ever breadsticks
7 to 8
75 to 90 minutes
15 to 20 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes
1 packet instant yeast
1/4 cup dried nonfat milk
3 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
Spray olive oil
1 tablespoon onion power
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Whisk together the instant yeast, dried milk, sugar, warm water and kosher salt in a large bowl, and set aside for 3-5 minutes, until foamy.
Add the flour and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and knead by hand or in a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment for 5-8 minutes, until smooth and elastic but still tacky.
Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface, and pat down or roll into a rectangle shape about 9-by-13 inches.
Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a 9-by-13 glass baking dish, rotating to ensure all sides are coated.
Transfer the dough to the dish, and cover with plastic wrap.
Set aside in a warm place for 60-90 minutes, until doubled in size.
Heat the oven to 475 F.
In a small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, pepper, salt and Parmesan cheese.
Once the dough has risen, use a sharp knife to cut the dough into sticks about 1 inch wide, without removing them from the dish.
Spray the top of the dough with olive oil spray, and sprinkle generously with the spice and cheese mixture.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly before tearing apart and serving warm.
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