These taste soooo close to Olive Garden® breadsticks! So delicious! Goes well with pizza, pasta, and soup!
These taste soooo close to Olive Garden® breadsticks! So delicious! Goes well with pizza, pasta, and soup!
This is a very delicious light and fluffy breadstick. Best breadstick recipe I have found!As other suggested I did reduce the sugar because I wanted more of a savory than a sweet bread. I also added about three-quarter cups extra flour. After waiting five minutes for the yeast and the sugar to foam up then I added the remaining bread ingredients into my KitchenAid stand mixer bowl and put on the hook attachment and let it run for about 6 minutes. It came out as perfect bread dough. I added fresh rosemary and Italian seasonings to my bread dough. This recipe is very flexible you can add your own seasonings to taste.Read More
This is a very delicious light and fluffy breadstick. Best breadstick recipe I have found!As other suggested I did reduce the sugar because I wanted more of a savory than a sweet bread. I also added about three-quarter cups extra flour. After waiting five minutes for the yeast and the sugar to foam up then I added the remaining bread ingredients into my KitchenAid stand mixer bowl and put on the hook attachment and let it run for about 6 minutes. It came out as perfect bread dough. I added fresh rosemary and Italian seasonings to my bread dough. This recipe is very flexible you can add your own seasonings to taste.
Wow, this recipe really complemented my meal! I found I needed to add more flour to make the dough the right consistency, and after putting the toppings on at the end, I put them back in the oven for 1 minute to melt the Parmesan cheese. Worked great. Thanks for an easy and delicious bread stick! So much better than store-bought...I may even try freezing some to have on hand, but I'd need to make another batch. This first batch didn't last past one meal at my house. :)
Soft, sweet breadsticks just the way I like them...the author says these are as close to the Olive Garden ones as she has tasted and I agree whole heartedly - I spray the tops if mine with water to get them nice and brown and then put the melted butter on immediately...also, i put whole cloves of garlic and a pinch of cayenne in the butter instead of garlic salt to give the butter a nice infused garlic flavor - it is worth mentioning that i live on a boat and make my recipes in a small Force Ten propane oven...our part of the marina always smells like fresh bread and tasty treats
Love these! Simple enough, but I don't think they require half a stick of butter.
I had to add more than a cup of flour before I was even able to start kneading. There was way too much sugar and half a stick of butter would have been plenty. I may try to use this recipe again but it would probably be as dinner rolls.
These were very soft and good, but a bit too sweet for my taste. Also, I only used 1/4 c. of butter for the tops.
Too sweet for me.
Turned out just like the photo, and it was good, but a little too sweet for me. I'd leave out sugar, except the little bit that goes into the yeast & water.
Unless you like sweet breadsticks, Use only 2Tbs sugar and will also need an extra 3/4 c flour.
Easy, and very good. We put string cheese in the middle and they were great. We only used about half the sugar.
I decided at the last minute to make these bread sticks as I had forgotten to buy some. . They were easy and turned out perfectly. I received so many complements
Made according to recipe. The bread on the counter during kneading adds about 1 more cup of flour. Perfectly soft.
Per other reviews, I used slightly less sugar. I also use Hodgsen Mill Fast Rise yeast which comes in 5/16 oz package instead of 1/4 oz. I used less butter for the topping; used fresh grated garlic and a sprinkling of Kosher salt in place of the garlic salt. The dough required MUCH more flour than 2 1/2 cups. These baked up beautifully, were fluffy and delicious. Best eaten right away. If eaten the next day, warm in the microwave 10 seconds to refresh. Yum!
These did come out great! I ended up adding 3 Cups of flour, and I'll put a little less sugar next time. … But I will definitely make them again!
I will make these again. After reading the other reviews I decided not to add sugar other than what goes in the yeast. These were great! Soft on the inside and really tender.
Way too little flour. Need an additional 3/4 to 1 cup. Add the flour and they will turn out well.
Fun to make with my grandma!!!
This is the recipe I will use for bread sticks from now on. Very yummy! Embarrassed to say the 5 of us almost polished off the whole recipe. More flour, less butter would make it a five star recipe.
These are good and straight forward to make. I found them to be a bit too sweet for me, so I think that next time I will use less sugar. Also, there was too much melted butter, and not enough salt on top. I did use unsalted butter so that might have been part of the reason. I used fresh grated parmesan and again it was great. I will make it again, using the adjustments that I just made. I do think that they are worth trying if you are looking for a good breadstick recipe.
absolutely fabulous!!!!! use GOOD parmesean
I thought this recipe was really easy and the breadsticks turned out soft and smooth looking. The butter mixture for the top was the perfect flavor. I have tried many breadsticks recipes and been disappointed in flavor or appearance and was hesitant to try again. I will definitely be making these again.
They taste like restaurant breadsticks, I, like some other people only used 1/4 cup of butter. I also used a special pan which does not let the bottoms brown as much.
This dough was way too wet. I had to add flour to be able to handle it at all. I am used to making bread, but these proportions were not right. Mediocre recipe.
Delicious! Next time I am making the bread sticks smaller. Maybe 24 instead of 18.
I agree with other reviewers -- more flour! What gets added during kneading just isn't enough. The garlicky butter and parmesan were addictive.
Excellent just like olive gardens. I did as others stated and cut the sugar down to 1 teaspoon in the yeast. Put the remaining in the flour mix.
Definitely add less sugar- it ended up tasting like a garlic butter donut and I wasn't a fan. Without the garlic butter, it could be a decent sweet bread for other things, but it's not suited to dip in soup and whatnot. I also had to add much more flour than the recipe said, almost a full cup. Overall it was okay I guess, but next time I'll look for a different recipe.
As other commenters noted, you do have to add extra flour, around a cup, but they are tasty!
These were the easiest and biggest hit . Family loved them.
This was my first attempt at making bread... don't laugh and don't be jealous, but they came out perfectly!! After a month in the lockdown of 2020, I decided that I had nothing to lose by trying. I learned a few knit-picky things from others, like; room temperature egg and sea salt, but the point of it all was to learn, come what may. So glad that I tried!
Changes: had to add an extra cup of flour before the dough was actually workable (and even then it was still a bit sticky); used parchment paper instead of greasing the trays; I don't buy garlic salt so just kind of mixed in the amount of salt and garlic I thought it needed, I rarely measure spices anyway; needed less butter than called for, not even a 1/4 cup. These are wonderfully soft rolls (I'm sorry, I just can't call them bread sticks, bread sticks are crunchy!). I've never been to Olive Garden so can't say if they taste the same or not. They are indeed very sweet (even for me!) which makes for an odd pairing with the garlic butter and parmesan cheese on top, but I will definitely be making them again and either leaving off the garlic/cheese (if I want a sweet roll) or halving the sugar.
This was really easy and very tasty.
Super fluffy my family couldn't get enough of them. Works well in bread machine dough setting. Then let rise till doubled
The breadsticks turned out good; however, I had to add over a cup of flour. The recipe called for 2 1/4 cups of flour and after beating it for a considerable time, it was still very thin. Did I do something wrong to make it this way?
I bake a lot and this is the best bread stick dough I have ever used. All of the family loved it, including my hubby who doesn't care much for bread. If this doesn't work for you... it is you and not the recipe. Soooo good.
These were delicious but the recipe needed WAY more flour than it called for (which is why I only gave it 4 stars). I probably added well over 1c of EXTRA flour beyond what the recipe stated. I also only used 1/2 stick of butter and found that was more than enough for the tops. I cut the sugar in half as well since I don't like my bread too sweet.
made this with 4-year-olds. successful, forgiving recipe! (I just keep adding flour as needed, no stress.) skipped the butter topping. instead, added pizza sauce halfway through baking. :-)
These were great! Very easy and adaptable recipe.
Although these breadsticks were okay they were just too sweet and fluffy. We prefer a more dense bread. It all comes down to preference...these weren't for us.
I will make it again, perhaps with less sugar however, just a little sweet.
I increased flour to start with about 3 cups, used a couple tbsp of olive oil instead of butter to brush them so they could be dairy free, and you could easily cut back on the sugar, though I did not on my first try.
Absolutely delicious, the kids really loved making this together and eating their creation. It is a thicker breadstick than Olive Garden but equally delicious. We helped the dough rise in a warming oven. Used much less butter on the top.?
I made this today for the first time. Like many of the other reviewers, I ended up adding an extra 1/2 cup of flour to just get the dough to hold together and then 1/4 cup more when I turned out the dough onto the counter ,it was still very sticky. I added a clove of garlic to the dough itself and then to the butter at the end instead of garlic powder . Turned out delicious. I made the dough in my bread maker on the dough setting. Put all the wet ingredients on the bottom and the dry ingredients on the top and finish it with the yeast. I definitely will make again , but with the extra flour garlic and a bit less sugar .
this is a great recipe an the final result was delicious!! I will be using this recipe many more times in the future!
As other reviewers said, I had to add more flour to get the right consistency and I changed the amount of sugar to only what is added to the yeast...other than that, stuck with the recipe. These are my favorite food now....BETTER than Olive Garden. Everyone who ate them loved them.
I cheated a bit and used my dough setting on my bread maker. I had readthe reviews about needing more flour so I added 3/4 cup more. I think I’ll try 1/2 cup next time. I didn’t change anything else except using real garlic instead of garlic salt. We all really liked them and I’ll make them again!
Try again... I didn’t get my dough to rise well because I was baking the main course in the oven, had the AC on and it want warm enough outside... so, I will try again. The flavor was there, but not the consistency.
Followed recipe exactly. These are delicious!
It’s very sweet as is. Cut down on the sugar if you want a more savory breadstick. Also, the dough needs considerably more flour, closer to 3 cups of flour.
they were so good and crunchy
Made as directed and found them a little too sweet and too much butter for our taste. But made again with a reduction in both and they were WONDERFUL!!!
Omit the sugar and only put in 2 tablespoons when you are proofing the yeast . 3 cups of flour and kneed for 8 minutes. After they are cooked brush on the butter and garlic salt (to taste - I used about 1/2 tsp) then sprinkle on the Parmesan and bake for an additional minute. I made it for my son, daughter and shared it with their socially distanced friends and they were all gone in a heartbeat. I should’ve doubled the recipe when sharing with 7 people.
I followed other reviewers’ advice and used less sugar. Be prepared to add quite a bit of additional flour when making these. They were soft and looked just like the breadsticks at Olive Garden.
Olive Garden breadsticks are a bit sweet, so I would lower the sugar a bit, and the dough was SUPER sticky but that may have been my flour. It was really good!
This recipe was so perfect! But, if anyone wants to up it, I added Italian seasoning and basil to the dough. And, added it to the garlic/butter that I brushed on as well. I also used parchment paper as opposed to greasing a pan. Very fluffy and tasty.
DELICIOUS! So soft, fluffy and buttery-garlic good! I did need to add a bit more flour than called for, but that was fine (I halved the recipe and needed an extra 1/2 cup of flour or so). Very easy to make and the family gobbled them up...a definite keeper~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)
So easy to make. I actually cut my ropes in 1/2 to get more smaller breadsticks. But man this is a fantastic recipe, light and fluffy breadsticks better than any breadstick I’ve had in a restaurant!
OMG! These are SO good! My husband and I could eat a whole batch at one sitting!! Exactly like Olive Garden, only better!
OMG! These were soooooo good and sooooo easy to make. I used a gas oven and had to bake for about 15 minutes longer @ 200 C. Very soft and very flavorful. I also had to use much more flour than called for as the dough was still gooey, I'm at sea level and it was a rainy day, so that may have had a bit to do with it. I used Johnny's Garlic Spread and Seasoning in place of the garlic salt and parm cheese.
This was a hit with my family. They vanished in short order. I'll make again
So good! I made it exactly as the recipe stated. I will be making them again.
The bread sticks were wonderful will make often.
this recipe calls for 2 1/4 cups flour I had to use 4 1/4
Made them like it said. Boys ate all but one, as soon as they came out of the oven.
Pretty easy but I would change how i form them before they go in oven
Very easy! Delicious with or without Parm. Our new Go To
Runny dough.....awful recipe! Boo!!!!! Not a copycat recipe AT ALL!!!
We were disappointed in these. The dough needed a lot more flour to become a dough. They baked up dense, probably from the added flour, but it was literally liquid as written. I felt that they were also too sweet.