Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Garlic Bread Stick

You have to make this super soft bread to eat the softest and tastiest bread ever. I found this recipe in a blog and followed it almost fully. It is an effort to replicate Olive Garden (An Italian Restaurant in US) and I have to say, the bread tastes as good as or even may better than Olive Garden breadstick.

Serve it with a warm bowl of soup or with pasta or just plain as an appetizer with some dips. It is sure to be a party pleaser.


Bread Flour (or All Purpose Flour) 4 cups
Warm Water 1.5 cups (i used a little over)
Fast acting yeast 1 7gm packet (about 21/4 tsp)
Melted Butter 2 tbsp
Sugar 2 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp

For Brushing
Butter 3 tbsp
Garlic Powder 2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Take flour in a bowl. Add yeast, sugar and salt. Mix well. If you are using active yeast, proof it before using.

2. Add butter and mix. Make a dough using warm water. Knead till you get a soft pliable dough.

3. Place it on the work top. Roll it into a square. Cut into 12 small pieces. Then roll them like small snakes.

4. Place the rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with damp cloth or cling wrap. Let it sit for 1 hour.

5. Preheat an oven @200C. Place the baking tray in the oven for 6 minutes.

6. In the meanwhile prepare the butter. Melt the butter and add the garlic and salt. Mix well.

7. Take baking tray out of the oven and brush with half of the butter mix. Bake for another 6-7 minutes till it is slightly browned on the top.

8. Take out and brush with some more of the butter mix.

9. Cool for a couple of minutes and Serve

Linking this to Lets Cook - Starters - Event by Radhika
Linking this to I Love Baking


  1. wonderful bake Roshini....perfect too

  2. wow very yummy and fabulous sticks..

  3. the texture looks awesome...I can see that you have outgrown your fear of baking...Good Job there! Happy Onam dear.

    1. yes.. i am not as scared of baking now.. though i have not made many cakes.. lack of demand more than fear.. Happy Onam to you as well

  4. Lovely bread, specially the way they have swollen up.. Very tempting !

  5. Irresistible bread..looks very tempting..

  6. Perfect baked bread sticks Rosh. Dip in olive oil and have some, yum yum Rosh!!!!

  7. Perfect and delish sticks...

  8. I love olive garden breadsticks, am always hungry when I enter the restaurant so these are my saviors. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, yours have come out so perfect better infact.


  9. Bookmarked..I have a doubt.. what shall i use instead of garlic powder ?.. I wish to try this ..

    1. Chitra, I bought garlic powder as I wanted to try the same way as the recipe mentioned. i guess you can make garlic paste and use that as long as there are no big chunks in it. Or if you are just looking for just soft bread without garlic, you can skip it as well.. another idea is to throw in some dried herbs like basil, oregeno (have not tried)

  10. Roshini, I'm so glad your bread sticks turned out delicious! Thanks for linking back to my recipe. Wish I had one of those right now!!

  11. your step wise presentation makes me want to give them a try.......never baked a bread at home.........


    1. do try out nayana and let me know. this is super easy to make and comes out awesome.. one of my friends tried it and she also got it perfect

  12. wow...perfect bread sticks n it looks cute n delicious...well made Roshni!