When the leaves start changing and the nights become slightly cooler I know that college football is here again which makes for a VERY HAPPY husband! We had our first BYU football party last week with homemade pizza and the most delicious breadsticks. These breadsticks were sooooooo easy! I made one batch and used one half for the pizza crust and the other half for the breadsticks. So if you have a football loving husband surprise him with a cozy night in watching his favorite team!
Delicious Breadsticks
3 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup sugar
Sprinkle the yeast and sugar onto the warm water and allow it to sit for a few minutes until bubbly. Then add the following,
7 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt (I usually add the salt after I’ve added 3-4 cups flour so the salt won’t stunt the yeast)
2 Tablespoons italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
Once all of the ingredients are combined allow it to mix for 5-10 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
After I made this recipe I immediately split the dough in half and reserved one half for the pizza dough and the other for the breadsticks. For the breadsticks roll the dough into a large rectangle. Using a pizza cutter cut the rectangle into strips. Take each strip and twist it into a long breadstick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with more garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, parmesan cheese or anything you desire.

I sprinkled Johnny’s Garlic Spread on mine which was delightful! I also sprinkled additional salt and garlic powder as well. Once the breadsticks were out of the oven I brushed them with butter and sprinkled some more of Johnny’s. You can find Johnny’s Garlic Spread at your local Costco, it is a must have! I let the breadsticks rise for 15 minutes or so before I placed them in the oven.

I also placed the breadsticks on the top rack towards the end of the baking time so they could brown up a bit.

My son LOVED these breadsticks! Notice his adorable football shirt, he will have to wear it every Saturday from now until the end of the season! My daughter supported my husband’s favorite team by wearing blue but she insisted on keeping her ballerina tutu on for a girly touch!

Our favorite pizza is SUPREME so we placed olives, green peppers, onions, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese all over this delicious pizza! It was sure yummy! I baked the pizza at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes on pizza bricks. This is a very easy recipe and the breadsticks are fool proof, you must try them! Enjoy! ~Krista