Twisted Breadstick Rolls: soft & buttery.
I took one of my favorite recipes for dinner rolls (Parker House Dinner Rolls) & decided to try making them into a twisted breadsticks. I was not disappointed with the results & I don’t think my dinner guests were either. I chose to just brush the breadsticks with butter & kept it simple but you could also sprinkle them with garlic, parmesan, or herbs to season them up a bit.
It’s really easy to twist them up. You just roll them out into 12-14″ long ropes. Then you take each end in your hand and twist them in opposite directions, lift it up by the ends & then you have a twisted breadstick roll!
If you don’t quite have the shape you want you can twist it a few more times before you set it on the cookie sheet to rise. I ended up doing that with a few that didn’t get twisted enough.
This recipe made 8 large twisted breadstick rolls. I was able to fit them all on one cookie sheet but depending on how many you make you might need to use two.
You can knead this by hand, I usually use my breadmachine to knead the dough for 10 min. so I don’t have to. You can also use your stand mixer to knead the dough for you with a dough hook attached.
- 1 cup very warm water
- 2¼ teaspoons dry active yeast (1 packet)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter, softened -(plus more for brushing, if desired)
- 1 egg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (maybe ¼c. more)
- Bread Machine/Stand Mixer with Dough Hook Method: Add very warm water & yeast. Then add 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, egg, & ¼ cup softened butter. Start mixing.
- Check dough after 2 minutes. If it's too wet add up to ¼ cup more flour & continue to let it knead for 8 more minutes.
- Shape dough into a ball if your using a mixer & cover bowl with a towel. Let rise until doubled in size. About 1-1½ hours.
- Grease cookie sheet
- Divide the dough into 8-10 balls. Lightly flour the surface you are rolling them out on. Roll each ball out into a 12-14" rope. Take one end of the rope into each hand & twist in opposite directions. (I twisted each end about 6-7 times). Now pick it up by the ends & the rope will twist itself.
- Place on greased cookie sheet. (Brush with melted butter, if desired)
- Let rise until doubled in size, about 40 min.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
- Optional: Brush tops with melted butter if desired & sprinkle with garlic, parmesan, or herbs.