Friday, July 3, 2009

Pan Cinnamon Sticks

So using My Sister's Pizza Dough Recipe you can either make 2 large pizzas or 1 pizza and one cookie sheet of bread sticks. Last Saturday everyone opted for the pizza and cinnamon sticks and they were a big success.

Pan Cinnamon Sticks
-This recipe will make 2 portions of pizza dough, so you can either make 2 cookie sheets of bread sticks with that or 1 pizza and 1 sheet of bread sticks.

5 1/4 cups white unbleached bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 rounded tablespoons SAF yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons liquid lecithin
2 cups hot tap water (I always end up adding 1/4 cup more to get the right consistency)

Cinnamon Sugar:
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, and yeast) in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add lecithin and water. Mix for 1 minute with dough hook. Check consistency - it should be like a stiff cookie dough - if it's too dry add more water, if the dough looks too moist add a little more flour. Mix with dough hook for 5 minutes.

Spray a flat surface with cooking spray and also your hands so that you can handle the dough easily. Knead dough on flat surface into a smooth ball. Cut in half. Roll each half into a rectangle the size of your cookie sheet. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place dough in it. (I always use my Pampered Chef pie crust roller to help roll the dough out in the pan to get it to reach the sides.) Cut down the center of dough lengthwise and then cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Brush with melted butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle ample amounts on each dough strip. Repeat with other half of dough or make other half into a pizza using these directions. Let bread sticks raise for 25 minutes. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar when it comes out of the oven.

Seasoning for Garlic Bread Sticks:
garlic powder
seasoned salt
Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese

Brush dough strips with butter and then sprinkle with the seasonings above. Serve with heated marinara or pizza sauce to dip the bread sticks in.

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