I think that a salad and breadsticks are sometimes the perfect combo for a light, easy dinner. I decided to put a little twist on my normal go to breadstick and tie it in a knot. I love mixing oregano into my dough if I am making pizza crust or breadsticks it gives it a nice italian flavor. This is a pizza dough recipe I got out of my Skookie skillet recipe book. I made modifications by adding whole wheat and oregano. Here is the recipe!
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp honey
1 cup warm water (divided)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 & 1/4-1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp butter melted
2 garlic cloves, minced
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a medium baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl mix 1/4 cup of warm water with yeast and honey. Let stand 3-5 minutes until the yeast starts to get bubbly. Add remaining 3/4 cup warm water, olive oil and whole wheat flour. Whisk until smooth. Add oregano, salt, and 1 cup of white flour stir until dough forms and you can’t stir anymore with whisk. SLOWLY add the last 1/4- 1/2 cup of white flour and knead with your hands as you add it. Chances are you aren’t going to need the full 1/2 cup of flour. Dough will be ready when it is soft and sticks to itself rather than sticking to your hands. Knead for a couple minutes more. Lightly drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the top and move dough around in the bowl to oil all sides. Cover bowl and let rise for 30 minutes.
When the dough is ready to make into breadsticks it will look soft and smooth.
Pinch off a piece of dough slightly larger than a golf ball.
Roll it into a long snake.
Fold one end over the other and bring the end that you are holding up through the hole to tie a knot.
Place on the greased baking sheet and let rise for about 5 minutes. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
After the knots come out of the oven melt 2 Tbs butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the 2 cloves of minced garlic and let simmer 1-2 minutes while stirring occasionally and garlic smell is released. Be careful not to burn! With a pastry brush, brush the garlic butter over the knots. Serve warm.
Serve with a salad. Try my Rosemary Chicken Salad with Berries and Honey Glazed Pecans.