Another monday is upon us, time sure flies fast. Its like the weeks only consists of mondays and fridays and the rest is just a blur. Oh well. Today's recipe is breadsticks. Just love them, so easy to make and so tasty. Serve with everything from soups, salads or just as a snack. Its also a great way to get your kids to eat some veggies. Enjoy!
Makes 2 dozen

1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup warm water
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, squash, carrots (or any other vegetables that your kids like)

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and honey in 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1 cup of water, yeast mixture, salt and olive oil.
  4. Mix well until it becomes a smooth dough.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 390F.
  7. Divide the dough into 36 parts; roll out each one to a long stick about 10-12-inches long.
  8. Spray with water and bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Cut the vegetables into slices or cubes and use a small sharp knife to make a hole on the bottom.
  11. Stick the breadsticks into the holes and serve.

TIP:

Photography by Linda Pugliese

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