This week I pinned the Pizza Factory Bread Sticks recipe and actually got around to making them.  Here’s the proof:

   

They were pretty good, yet they kind of fell apart as we were eating them.  They were too long and the “twist” separated. So I decided to see how they compare to our “family favorite” bread stick recipe.  The only difference is an extra tablespoon of sugar and the twisting.  I think we’ll stick with our original recipe next time we make bread sticks!

This is a recipe my sister gave me when we were still in college. (At least that’s what I remember.)  Even if you don’t have time for the Pretzel Dogs, you might be able to make the time for these.
30 Minute Breadsticks
1 tablespoon yeast
1 ½ cups warm water
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 to 4 ½ cups flour
2 tablespoons melted margarine
Dissolve yeast in water. Add honey, salt and half the flour. Beat 3 minutes. Stir in rest of flour. Knead 10 mintues. Roll dough into an 8×10” rectangle and slice into sticks. Place in buttered pan and brush with melted margarine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt or sesame seeds if desired. Let rise 15-30 minutes. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes. Makes 18 (at about 125 calories each).
This time around I divided the dough into 18 little balls and rolled them individually before placing on the cookie sheet. Then I sprinkled them with grated Parmesan cheese. Here’s the finished product!

They’re great with spaghetti 🙂