Garlic Herb Breadsticks

It has been a really long time since I baked something. There were many days when I wanted to bake something, but it was so hard to even just cook minimal things and get out of kitchen after long working days. I had plans of baking breads for my parents which were also kept on back burner till now. Finally this weekend I decided to stop thinking about it and actually bake these breadsticks. I am happy that I got to use the oven for for it’s intended use instead of using it as a extra storage place (yeah, there were many pans and skillets stored in the oven for past few months).

I used wheat flour and all purpose flour for these breadsticks. The herbs give an intoxicating aroma to these. Within few minutes of baking, the entire home filled with bread aroma. The breadsticks came out super delicious. My parents loved it, we all skipped dinner that day :).

1 and 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tea spn active dry yeast
1 tea spn chopped fresh basil
1 tea spn dried oregano
1 tea spn red chili flakes
2/3 cup milk
4 tbl spn water
1/2 tea spn sugar
1 tea spn salt
1 tea spn chopped garlic
1 tbl spn olive oil + some more for brushing
Garlic salt (or use fry chopped garlic)

In a large bowl, take the luke warm water. Add sugar, olive oil and yeast. Keep it aside till the yeast becomes active (frothy).
Now add both kind of flours, basil, oregano, salt, milk, garlic, chili flakes and knead into a dough.
Leave the bowl covered in a warm place till the dough doubles in volume. (Approx 2 hrs).
Knead the dough again. Shape into desired sizes. Cover with a plastic wrap and leave for another 1hr till the bread rises again.
Preheat the oven at 400F for 10mins.
With a brush, apply olive oil/butter to the breadsticks. Sprinkle garlic salt on top (or sprinkle chopped garlic and some salt). Bake at 400F for about 12mins till the bread is done.
Serve while it is hot.

Makes 8 breadsticks


37 thoughts on “Garlic Herb Breadsticks”

  1. The bread sticks look yum!! Bookmarked…will try them soon.
    Somehow baking bread still scares me. But your posts make it sound so simple that I have to try it.
    I admire you baking and posting recipes even with a baby around.

  2. What is all purpose flour?
    Could I use wheat flour instead since I can’t find all purpose flour near my place.

  3. Dearest Shilpa, Good luck at nailing the art of multitasking.
    Ishaan is sure to make you, V and his grandparents very happy and proud.

    Tried the butter/ oil glaze just before I pop my bread into the oven but it still doesn’t become a golden brown.Any idea what bakers do to give their buns the dark brown glaze on top?
    They probably don’t use the egg yolk wash because it would leave an odour for their vegetarian customers. WHAT DO THEY DO? And what can I? I miss having a glaze on my bread?

    Love and best wishes, dear Mummy,

  4. hey hi
    u sure it will be done in just 10 minutes…i mean is the time sufficient??
    i really like this version of urs cos it has more wheat flour than maida!!

  5. hey shilpa,
    i am a big fan of ur site..first time posting comment though..wheat flour means what you get in american stores or is it our regular chapati flour?? i want to make this for my parents too:) love to ur baby..

    1. I have read in many places that wheat flour available in American stores makes better breads, but I use regular chapati flour.

  6. Hey Shilpa, the breadsticks looks yummy. What kind of yeast did you use? i know in one of your previous post you have talked about different yeasts but i dont recall which post it is?

  7. I am planning to bake this for my mom. My question is – how long will the bread remain soft after baking? Can I make it in bigger batch and reheat it in the oven or is it better to eat it fresh out of the oven since wheat flour is used?

    Congrats on your baby.I had my baby boy too this April 🙂

  8. Hi Shilpa…

    I tried this yesterday …. but i am not sure if the end product came out right… it was hard on the surface and a bit soft inside…i also think i over baked… can u pls clarify how it should ?
    Thx in advance

  9. I had tried this recipe and it turned out a li’l dense unlike the ones in olive garden. Also the flavor from Oregano was not that strong. Could you let me know if we could swap wheat in terms of proportion and make it with all purpose flour alone? Would that work?
    I have no doubt, it turned out simply superb when you made them 🙂

  10. Hi Shilpa,
    i know this sounds stupid… but i really need to know (trying to baking bread for first time)
    Is there any difference between maida and all purpose flour?
    can i use maida for this recipe??

  11. I use ready made Pizza dough (which is available in the supermarkets here) to make bread. For getting a crust, I read somewhere that if you place a bowl of water inside the oven when you are baking your bread it gives the bread a crust. I have tried that and it works.

    Thank you for keeping Konkani recipes alive!

  12. Hi,
    your recipes are awesome.. i have tried the ghee biscuits and date egggless cake, both came out very well, thanks to you. i wanted to know what can i use instead of olive oil.. i dont get olive oil easily over here thats why.. can you plz reply as soon as possible.. thanks a lot

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