Rosemary and Parmesan Cheese Breadsticks
1 cup warm water
4 tablespoons butter (divided 3 & 1)
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups unbleached bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
In a mixer with a paddle combine water, 3 Tbs of the softened butter and yeast. Proof for a couple of minutes. Miix flour, salt, sugar,rosemary, italian seasoning and garlic in a separate bowl . With the mixer set on low gradually add the flour mixture and mix until combined. Turn out on to lightly floured board and knead for 7 minutes.
Cover and let rise for 60 minutes in a clean and oiled bowl turning the dough once to oil entire ball. Using a floured breadboard divide dough in half and then each half into 12 pieces and roll each piece into 10″ rope. Place 2″ apart on greased baking sheet. Cover and let the ropes rise a second time for approximately 30 minutes.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with the remaining tablespoon of butter and top with parmesan.
1 cup pitted olives
4 anchovy fillets
1 TBS drained capers
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup olive oil
Put the first four ingredients into a food processor and process.
Slowly dribble the olive oil in and pulse while doing so.
Garnish and serve.