How Can You Make Your Own Olive Garden Breadsticks?

How Can You Make Your Own Olive Garden Breadsticks?

The recipe for Olive Garden breadsticks is not provided by the company, but a copycat recipe posted by ABC News is made with flour, yeast, salt, butter and garlic. After baking, the breadsticks are topped off with butter and a garlic sprinkle.

In a small bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast in 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water. Allow the mixture to rest at room temperature for 5 minutes, during which time it becomes frothy.

Meanwhile, place 3 cups bread flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt into a mixing bowl. Use a stand mixer with paddle attachment or a wooden spoon to cut in 1/4 cup softened butter. Slowly add the yeast mixture into the bowl. If you are using a stand mixer, swap the paddle attachment for the dough hook, and knead for 10 minutes. Otherwise, knead the dough on a floured work surface for 10 minutes.

Put the dough into a container covered with a damp towel, and allow it to rest for 1 1/2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size. Form 2-ounce segments, and roll them into 7-inch breadsticks. Place onto a lined baking sheet, cover, and allow them to rest for another 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Brush each breadstick with melted butter, and sprinkle with garlic salt.