Warning: These taste waaaay better then they look!
Skewers are always a huge hit at our house. They are my husbands favorite and my kids always seem to have a good time with them! And for some reason they always seem to atleast try whatever I line up on the skewers. So I decided to make some twisted breadsticks right on a skewer to go with our pasta the other night. As you can tell by my son's face these were a hit! My son Crew helped me make them every step of the way! And then he devoured them! These were so so good and so fun! A win win in my book for a mom with picky eaters! Give this fun bread dish a try!
Twisted Breadstick Skewer
Adapted from: Sweet Treats and More
1 Tablespoon Active Rise Yeast
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons Olive oil (My favorite is the garlic flavored olive oil from Trader Joes)
In a mixer (or bowl) mix the water, sugar and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes until yeast bubbles and becomes foamy. Add oil, salt, and flour and mix for 5 minutes until dough is all mixed together. (Dough should be a little sticky. If dry add a little more oil, If wet add a Tablespoon or two of flour) Grab a bowl and place olive oil in the bottom. Place dough in the bowl and roll it around until covered with the olive oil. Cover bowl with a thin cloth and let rise until about doubled. Mine took about 30 minutes but that is because it was 110 degrees outside when I made them. Plan on it taking a little less then a hour. Place a little vegetable oil on counter and then place dough on it. Divide dough into 10 equal parts. Rub some more vegetable oil on your hands and roll dough into long snake-like sections.
Grab the skewers and wet each end of the stick with water. Wrap each skewer with dough. Leave about 1/2 inch on each side so you can place on the 9x13 pan to cook. Hang skewers on pan (like in picture) Let rise until doubled again. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. With the remaining melted butter mix in the garlic salt, parsley, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. When the breadsticks come out of the oven brush them immediately. (If there is any remaining butter mixer I like to brush them again right before I put them on my plate to eat!)