Trust me, this picture does not do these breadsticks justice! They were super yummy!!
My sister in law was visiting when I made them, and she kept asking if I was going to make some more while she was here, and I did. These will definitely be made over and over again in our house!
When John and I lived in Utah, our second apartment together was near a Pizza Factory restaurant. Our favorite thing was their breadsticks! When I was pregnant with Trevan we would stop in and order breadsticks with alfredo dipping sauce take out and eat them for dinner with a rotisserie chicken from Wal-Mart. Those were the days...
I was so excited to see this recipe on Pinterest... Even more excited when I made them and they were delicious!! Pretty close to the real thing!!! The only thing is the Pizza Factory served their breadsticks in a little vase thingy so the breadsticks are standing up by the dowels in them. Our breadsticks never made it to the table...
The only thing I changed in this recipe was the butter mixture you brush on them after they bake. I had just used the last of my seasoned salt that it called for, and it also called for rosemary, but I didn't remember their breadsticks having rosemary on them, and sometimes if there is too much rosemary I feel like I'm eating a Christmas tree. Anyway, so I made up my own mixture, and I think it turned out pretty delicious!!!!!
Pizza Factory Breadsticks - Copy Cat Recipe:
1 T. yeast
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 C. warm water
1 T. oil
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. melted butter - divided
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. parsley
1 T. Parmesan cheese
8 - 1/4 inch wooden dowels cut into 18 inch lengths (craft store)
Mix the yeast, sugar and water and let sit for a couple of minutes to dissolve the yeast. Add the oil, salt and flour and knead by hand or with your mixer with a dough hook for about 5 minutes.
Cover and let rise until double.
Divide dough into 8 equal parts.
Lightly flour your hands and roll the dough into about an 16-18 inch long "snake". Moisten the top of your dowel and begin wrapping the dough around loosely. Moisten a little where the breadstick will end too. Pinch to secure the dough at the top and bottom. Leave about 5 inches at the end of the dowel, if you are using the longer dowels if you will be serving them standing up.
Hang over the edge of a 9x13 inch cake pan with all of the dough inside the pan. I used two pans.
Let them rise until doubled.
Brush with 1/4 C. melted butter.
Heat oven to 375. Bake at 375 for about 15- 20 minutes or until just golden.
Meanwhile mix the remaining 1/2 C. melted butter, seasonings and parmesan cheese.
When the breadsticks come out of the oven, brush them with the seasoned melted butter mixture.