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Thursday, January 26, 2012

My mom found a good deal on some yummy cheeses the other day and she shared with me. One kind she gave me was a pepper-jack that was screaming for me to use on some breadsticks. And when cheese screams, I listen. This was GOOD!! I served it alongside some chicken we had, but next time...it's pasta all the way, baby!

Pepper-Jack Breadsticks

2 tablespoons Olive Oil
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk – warmed to 110 degrees
2 teaspoons sugar
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 package instant yeast
½ teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 200 degrees. Once oven reaches 200 degrees, turn it off.

Lightly grease a large bowl with cooking spray. .

Mix warm milk, sugar, and Olive Oil in a measuring cup. Mix flour, yeast, and salt in a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook. Turn machine to low and slowly add milk mixture to flour mixture. After dough comes together, increase speed to medium-low and mix until dough is shiny and smooth, about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, gently shape into a ball and place in greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in the warm oven for about 30 minutes.

Spread risen dough onto a pizza stone. Place back in the oven and allow to rise for another 30 minutes. Remove pizza from oven.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Topping for dough:

3 tablespoons butter - melted
2 cloves garlic
2 cups grated pepper-jack cheese

Combine melted butter and garlic. Spread over dough. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then slice into strips. Serve with marinara dipping sauce.

Here are the ingredients.

Mix together the warm milk, olive oil and sugar.

Add that to the flour, yeast and salt in the mixing bowl.

After the dough has come together, 
knead it in the machine for about 5 minutes.

Place the dough in a greased 
bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

Allow it to double in size...about 30 minutes.

Then spread it onto your pizza stone or cookie sheet. 
Allow it to rise for another 30 minutes.

Then spread the butter/garlic mixture over the dough, 
and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

Bake it up!!

Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes then slice.



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