Friday, January 8, 2010

Jen's Soft Italian Bread Dough

Matthew won't eat Mac and Cheese. He won't eat Spaghetti-O's. He doesn't even like pizza. BUT, he will eat pizza if I make the dough using this recipe. I call it "Jen's Bread Pizza." (You can also use it to make breadsticks.) Jen found this recipe on "Taste of Home." See bottom for credits.
Jen's Soft Italian Bread Dough
1 cup water (70 to 80 degrees)
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups bread flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
Topping (if making Breadsticks)
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1. Put water, butter, salt, flour, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and yeast in the bread machine pan.
2. Select the dough setting (after a few minutes, check your dough. Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of water or flour if needed to get the right consistency).
For Pizza:
Once the dough cycle is complete, roll the dough onto a cookie sheet (cut in half if desired) and add pizza sauce and toppings. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
For Breadsticks:
1. Roll on a floured surface. Cut in half. Then cut each portion into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 4 to 6 inch rope. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 20 minutes).
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Immediately brush with butter and sprinkle on the parmesan cheese. Serve warm.
"Soft Italian Breadsticks." Christy Eichelberger. Taste of Home.


Wendy said...

Matthew, you have discriminating taste and you are spot on. This is delicious!

Debbie said...