Olive Garden Breadsticks

I am sure you are getting tired of me talking about snow, but we had something that resembled a blizzard here this weekend. Sadly, today we only got a tiny amount. I was hoping for another foot or more! Looking at the radar map it seems we are in for another snow dumping tonight and possibly all day tomorrow. I say BRING IT!

I believe I’ve mentioned they do not plow the roads out in town, today we actually fully experienced this. We had to venture out and pay our car bill. Imagine 3+ feet of snow, without being plowed. It was kind of fun & scary. I tell you, the Japanese drive like they have no cares in this world, even in the snow. We were slipping & sliding and my heart was thumping. Good thing we were not traveling far.

For dinner tonight we were having steak. Yummy salt & peppered steak. Last night I mentioned making steakhouse rolls and my husband requested instead of that, I make the Olive Garden Breadsticks, I made over a year ago. I gladly made them. Now when I first made these I did it all by hand but with the success I had using my bread machine last night to do dough, I decided to see how it would work with this recipe. So, they came out wonderful so I suggest making the dough either way. The recipe will be by the bread machine meathod I tried today. If you have any questions about doing it by hand, please ask me.

As these are not the “exact” recipe that the Olive Garden uses, the taste will not be 100% the same but very close. The Olive Garden uses a pre made everything. Garlic Salt is best to use onto but if you don’t have any on hand, Garlic Bread Topping will work just fine. Do you have a  favorite restaurant copycat recipe?

Olive Garden Breadsticks
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 12-13
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm Water
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons Salt
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  • Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • Garlic Salt or Garlic Bread Topping
  1. Put ingredients into bread machine in the oder of: Liquids, Dry, Yeast.
  2. Press Start on your machine. Depending on your machine this can take 1.5 to 2 hours.
  3. When finished remove the dough and measure out 2 ounce portions or make a log and cut into 12-13 even pieces.
  4. Roll dough in-between your hands or on the countertop to form sticks that are around 7 inches long.
  5. Place the dough on parchment paper-lined cookie or baking sheets; cover and set aside for 1 to 1½ hours, or till the dough doubles in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Bake the breadsticks for 12-18 minutes, or till golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and immediately brush each breadstick with melted butter, then sprinkle with a little garlic salt or the garlic bread topping.




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