Make Ahead Breadsticks

by Merissa on July 7, 2011

in Freezer Recipes

When I was making up my list for our menu plans for the upcoming weeks I asked the hubby, "What goes with pizza?" (Since we always have pizza on Friday nights. He said, "Breadsticks!" So here is the recipe for our freezer breadsticks we made to have on our pizza nights!

Make Ahead Breadsticks

What you need:

  • 2 c. warm water
  • 8 T. butter, softened
  • 4 t. salt
  • 6 c. flour
  • 4 T. sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 4 1/2 t. yeast

This recipe makes a fairly large batch so you might want to half it if you don't want to make so many. In a small bowl mix together the water, sugar, and yeast. Set aside. In another bowl or a mixer, mix together the other ingredients, then add in the yeast mixture. Knead for about 5 minutes. Let the mixture rise for about an hour, then punch down. Separate into balls and roll those balls into logs.  Lay all of the breadsticks on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer to flash freeze. When they are frozen, take out the pan and you can put the breadsticks in a freezer bag.

When you are ready to make them, take the breadsticks out of the bag and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Let them thaw and rise for about 30-60 minutes. Then bake at 350F for 15 minutes. As soon as you remove from the oven, brush melted butter over the tops and sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese.

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1 wendy July 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

i love your sight! but i have been having a lot of problems printing your receipes all of a sudden…….i highlight and right click and nothing happens….am i missing something?

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2 Merissa July 7, 2011 at 11:38 am

I’m having some trouble with a few of the plugins recently. I will check it out. What browser are you using?

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3 Merissa July 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

In order to print you have to click on the “Print Friendly” link under the post. It won’t show up on the blog homepage but once you click on the specific post you want to print you can print! I have right clicking disabled on the site because I’m having some issues with a few people copying and pasting my articles as their own. :(

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4 wendy July 8, 2011 at 1:39 am

ok thank you! i thought i was going crazy! please keep up the good work! i too still do thing the old fashioned way and my 2 boys and daughter know how to make bread and meals from scratch and preserve the fruits and vegies the good lord provides………each one will be ready for “a long winter” when they are on their own someday! thank you again

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5 Ellen July 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Thanks Merissa, I got it to print. :) Now a question about the bread sticks. I would love to make these using whole wheat flour. Although i know that could make them taste dry. Do you know what other changes i would have to make to the recipe?? I appreciate your help. :)

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6 Merissa July 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Yay! I would make them with half white half wheat, whole white might be a little intense by itself. You wouldn’t have to make any other changes that way either.

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7 Linda@prairie flower farm October 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Hi, I am new………..found you from Pinterest. Love this recipe and idea! I am going to do this for my family for sure. My family and I serve at a college cafeteria in a town near us…..my girls and I work in the bakery. This will be fun to try!

Blessings, Linda

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8 Jeana November 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Just made a batch with the help of my 4 yr old daughter. Thanks for sharing the recipe. We had alot of fun making them! :)

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9 Talesa November 18, 2013 at 3:49 am

Could you bake these up and then feeze them? My grandson loves breadsticks and he doesnt have patients to wait for them to rise. Thought about making them for Christmas basket. He would really love that. He is four. Thanl you.

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10 Merissa November 18, 2013 at 4:30 am

Yes you could!

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