Homemade Breadsticks (using pizza dough scraps)

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As mentioned in my tutorial, this recipe was accidental. I didn’t want to waste any of my homemade pizza dough that took nearly 2 hours to rise so I thought, “hey, why the heck not??”

These are yummy, soft, and SUPER CHEESY!!

Did I mention, CHEESY?!?

Ingredients:

pizza dough scraps (or get the recipe for the dough here)
4 ounce stick of unsalted butter
onion powder
garlic powder
freshly grated mozzarella
freshly grated parmesan

Additional items needed:

parchment paper
aluminum baking sheet (do not use dark/nonstick baking sheets)
cornmeal

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Move your oven rack to the lowest rack. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Over low heat, melt your butter. As the foam rises, carefully scoop it out. Be careful because the butter may spatter! Strain the butter and set it aside.
3. Take a piece of parchment paper and place it on your baking sheet. Sprinkle some cornmeal on it and set aside.
4. On a lightly floured surface, gather up your dough scraps and form a ball. Roll it out into a small rectangle about 1/4 inch thick and place it onto your baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. Using a pizza slicer, slice your bread sticks about 1 inch apart from each other. Cover loosely with saran wrap and wait for them to almost double in size, about 20-30 minutes.
6. Coat your bread sticks with the clarified butter and then top it off with some onion powder, garlic powder (lots of it), mozzarella, and then finally your parmesan.
7. Bake until the cheese has fully melted and you see some slight brown spots on the outer edges. Serve immediately!

Notes: In the tutorial, I tested these out on the baker’s stone and I did not like the result. Unless you like your bread sticks crunchy on the bottom, I’d recommend against it. I love them on an aluminum baking sheet though! So soft and moist! Also, I realize that parchment paper isn’t meant to withstand temps as high as 450 degrees F. but keep in mind that it isn’t in there that long. The edges will begin to brown, but that’s it. If you choose to, you may omit the parchment paper and spray some cooking spray on the baking sheet first, sprinkle on some cornmeal, and then place your dough on top of that.

Serve it with my homemade marinara sauce!