2/3 Whole Wheat Garlic Breadsticks

I actually made an effort to keep track of ingredients and the amounts for these breadsticks. I used:

  • warm water – 1/4 cup
  • sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • active dry yeast – 2 tablespoons
  • buttermilk – 1 cup
  • egg – 1
  • honey – 2 tablespoons
  • kosher salt – 2 teaspoons
  • olive oil – 3 tablespoons
  • garlic powder – 1 teaspoon + for butter topping
  • dried Italian herbs (oregano, marjoram, thyme, basil, rosemary, sage) – 1 teaspoon
  • Asiago cheese – 3/4 cup to 1 cup shredded (loose)
  • whole wheat flour – 2 cups + 1/3 cup
  • vital wheat gluten – 3 tablespoons
  • all purpose flour – 1 cup
  • butter – 2 to 3 tablespoons melted

The first thing I did was warm all the refrigerated items to room temperature (buttermilk, egg, yeast). I also warmed up the mixing bowl for the stand mixer with hot tap water. Then I combined 1/4 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons active dry yeast in the  warm mixing bowl and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

Then, using the dough hook, I mixed in the buttermilk, honey, salt, olive oil, egg, garlic powder, Italian herbs and Asiago cheese.

With the mixer running (increasing the speed as needed), I slowly added 2 cups whole wheat flour, 3 tablespoons vital wheat gluten and 1 cup all purpose flour. When it was thoroughly mixed and a dough had formed I switched off the mixer and let the dough rest for about 5 minutes. I then let it knead vigorously with the dough hook for another 5 or more minutes. I ended up adding the additional 1/3 cup whole wheat flour.

I then turned the dough out onto the counter, kneaded it a few times and cut it into 16 pieces by halving 4 times. I rolled the pieces of dough into ropes about 8 inches long, gave them a little twist and arranged them on baking trays sprayed with Baker’s Joy®. I covered the trays with a damp towel and left them in a warm place for the dough to rise for one hour.

I added garlic powder and garlic salt to the melted butter and brushed each strip of dough with it before baking them in a 400ºF oven until they started to brown on top (about 15 minutes?). As soon as I took the breadsticks out of the oven I brushed them again with the garlic butter mixture.

These garlic breadsticks aren’t particularly pretty but they do taste good!

bread sticks


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