Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks

Cheesy Bacon Breadsticks

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup ½ warm water
  • tablespoons ½ sugar
  • 4 cups ½ - 5 MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons fine iodized salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pack bacon strips
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cup ½ melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place an oven-safe cooling rack on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Add yeast to warm water, then sugar, stir to hydrate the yeast. Let this sit for a few minutes for the yeast to bloom.
  • In a mixer bowl with the dough hook attachment, mix together flour and salt.
  • Carefully pour the yeast mixture and oil onto the mixer bowl. Turn on the mixer to low-medium speed. Knead the dough for 10-20 minutes.
  • Once the dough forms a ball and clings to the hook, remove from the bowl. Knead by hand for at least 5 minutes then shape it into a ball.
  • Place the dough on a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap. Let the dough rise for 1 ½ hours or until it doubles in size.
  • Unwrap the bowl and punch the dough to deflate it. Weigh portions of the dough, about 30-40 grams.
  • Roll out the dough and form a rectangle. Sprinkle about ½ teaspoon of parmesan and ½ teaspoon of cheddar cheese, roll the dough to form a log, then pinch the seam to secure the cheese. Repeat with the other portions of dough.
  • Place leftover cheese and ground black pepper in a wide plate. Roll the logs of dough on the cheese.
  • Wrap the breadsticks with bacon strips. Bake in the preheated oven (375F/191C) for 15-20 minutes.
  • Mix the melted butter, garlic and parsley in a small bowl.
  • Remove the breadsticks from the oven. Brush lightly with melted butter mixture.
  • Serve.

Notes

Yield: 15 breadsticks

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