The other night I called my friend’s teenage daughter for advice. She used to work at Pizza Hut, you see, and I wanted to know if she could share any special tips on how they made their cheese breadsticks! Boy could she!
First things first, if you don’t already have a good “dough” recipe, use mine for No-Knead Crusty French Bread (directions at the bottom tell how to use it for breadsticks). Okay, now for the good stuff. It’s simple and oh so good, I made them just the other night.
Roll the dough into a rectangle, sprinkle a nice layer of mozzarella cheese on top. Place in a cold oven, then turn oven to 400*F and bake till crust turns a nice golden color, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle a mixture of Parmesan cheese and parsley over the melted mozzarella. Let stand a couple minutes and slice into sticks. My family couldn’t tell the difference…in fact, it’s been so long since we’ve eaten at Pizza Hut that they actually told me mine were better! Ha.
Btw, that No Knead Crusty French Bread is so delicious…I’ve got some rising right now for one of our favorite suppers…French Dip sandwiches. I just love recipes that are both easy and scrumptious!