This recipe is from Jamie Cooks It Up and it's great! You can make these breadsticks from start to finish in 40 minutes! They were so good with corn chowder tonight and taste something like the breadsticks from Pizza Hut though they are a little lighter in texture.
Quick and Easy Pan Breadsticks
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon SAF yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups hot tap water
4 tablespoons butter, melted (divided)
1/2 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
Johnny's Garlic Seasoning (or other garlic and herb dried spice blend)
In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook combine bread flour, sugar, yeast, and salt - stir a little to combine. Add hot tap water and mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl, you can add a little more water if the dough is too dry (just add a tablespoon at a time). Knead at high speed for 5 minutes. Cover bowl with a towel and let dough rest for 5 minutes.
Spread 2 tablespoons of melted butter on a large cookie sheet with a rim. Place dough in the middle of the pan and let sit uncovered for 3 minutes. Spread dough out flat until it reaches all of the edges of the cookie sheet - use a rolling pin and your hands to spread the dough out. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter on top of the dough, spreading the butter around evenly with a rubber spatula or your hands. Sprinkle garlic seasoning evenly over the dough, then sprinkle Parmesan evenly over the dough. With a pizza cutter cut the dough into 3 even strips down the length of the dough. Then cut the other way into 12 rows so you end up with 12 rows with 3 breadsticks in each row.
Place the cookie sheet of breadsticks into a 170 degree oven and turn off the oven. Let the breadsticks rise in the warm oven for 15 minutes (breadsticks should rise about 1 inch). Turn oven back on and set to 350 degrees, bake breadsticks for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. During the last 2 minutes I covered the tops with foil and placed the pan on the bottom rack just to brown the bottoms of the breadsticks a little more.