Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Homemade Breadtwists

I LOVE bread. Pretty much in any form. And when I have people over, I have to make some sort of bread to go with dinner. These remind me of Pizza Factory breadsticks. They are SO soft and SO delicious! It’s also an awesome recipe because they are fast. There isn’t a lot of rising time. You can also use this dough as a pizza crust. Just use half of the dough for a pizza and the other half for a batch of breadsticks. One batch made 2 full cookie sheets of breadsticks. 

1½ cups warm water
2 T sugar
1 T yeast
3½ cups flour
1 tsp Salt
3 T butter 
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Garlic Salt

Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together.  Let that sit for 5 minutes.  Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast.  Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes.  I used my Kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook.

Roll out the dough in a large square on a floured surface.  Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Fold the dough in half.  Cut the dough into one inch strips with a pizza cutter. Twist the one inch strips of dough and place on a cookie sheet.  Let that sit for another 10-15 minutes to raise.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  My oven took about 17 minutes for these to be lightly brown.

Immediately after baking brush with more garlic butter and sprinkle with garlic salt and grated parmesan cheese.  Serve with marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, or ranch.

*From The Recipe Critic

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Treats

Peeps Rice Krispy Squares
These are such a fun way to celebrate Easter! We made them for Camryn’s class and they all went crazy. And they aren’t hard to make! Such a fun, colorful way to make Easter a little bit more fun for the kids. You can find the recipe here. I just added melted white chocolate to the top with Easter sprinkles. Cute as an Easter button ;)
No Bake Egg Nests
We made these for Bryce’s class. I LOVE a no bake cookie and then by adding my FAVORITE Easter candy, Cadbury Mini Eggs, these have turned out to be the best! All you need to do is follow my recipe for No Bake Cookies, found here, and plop some Mini Eggs on top. Easy peasy.
Happy Easter!!