Do these fluffy and delicious dipping sticks tempt you as much as they tempt me?
They’re oh so soft inside with a perfectly crisped outer edge for a nice tender bite with a satisfying crunch.
The recipe comes from a new cookbook I was gifted called Binging with Babish with 100 recipes from the incredibly popular YouTube cooking phenomenon, Andrew Rea.
The recipes are recreated from popular movies and TV shows and these dipping sticks were inspired by Breaking Bad. How fun is that?
The reason I chose to make this breadstick recipe was that they look like copycat Pizza Hut breadsticks, and they ended up being a darn good imitation of them.
The dough was surprisingly nice to work with and the recipe was super easy overall.
I shaped the dough into a rectangle, placed it in a greased baking dish, covered it and let it rise to double its size.
Then I used a bench scraper to cut it into individual dipping sticks. I bought this one from Amazon seven years ago and I still love it!
Next, I sprayed the breadsticks with butter-flavored cooking spray and sprinkled on the seasoning mix.
Then I baked them until they were golden brown. YUM.
They’ll pull apart easily, by the way.
Serve the dipping sticks with your choice of warm marinara sauce.
They’re absolutely delicious!
- 1 1/4-oz packet active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
- 17 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour (About 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons, plus more for dusting)
- 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray
- 1/4 cup powdered Parmesan cheese (from can or jar)
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Marinara sauce, warmed for dipping
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the yeast, dry milk, sugar, and warm water. Mix on low speed until combined, then let rest for 10 minutes, or until foamy. Replace the paddle with the dough hook. Add flour, 1 teaspoon of the salt and 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Knead on medium speed for 5 to 8 minutes, until a tacky, smooth ball of dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, pressing and stretching into a 9 x 13-inch rectangle. Pour the remaining 1/3 cup vegetable oil into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Place the dough on top, pressing and stretching it until the dough fills the dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 475° F.
Remove plastic wrap from dough and using a bench scraper, cut the dough in the baking dish into 13 or 14 equal sticks, each about 1 inch wide and 9 inches long. Generously spray the tops with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, pepper and remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Sprinkle evenly over the dough sticks and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until puffed up and brown.
Using a large spatula, transfer the dipping sticks to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes. Separate the sticks, transfer to a platter and serve with warmed marinara sauce.
Nutrition was calculated per plain breadstick (without marinara sauce)
Recipe reprinted with permission.
Pin the dipping sticks recipe to Pinterest!
Get your copy of Binging with Babish at Amazon now. It will make a great gift for yourself or one of the foodies in your life!
Love carbs? Try this apple brie pull-apart bread too!