My Bread Sticks
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 - 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons salt
2 tbs butter
2 tbs butter plus 1 teaspoon garlic salt for brushing on rolls if desired.
Add warm water, yeast and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and stir gently. Rest for 5 minutes. The yeast should lightly foam on top. If it doesn't, the yeast may not be fresh.
Add 1 1/2 cups flour, salt and butter and mix on medium speed, to combine.
Add 1 1/2 cups flour, salt and vegetable oil and mix on medium speed, to combine. Add the rest of the flour. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl but still be very slightly sticky to the touch. Add remaining 1/4 cup of flour, only if needed. Knead mixture for 5-7 minutes.
Transfer dough to a large, greased bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rest until double in size, about 1.5 hours.
Once risen, punch dough down and divide it into 12 equal parts. Roll each piece of dough into a 9 inch rope and transfer to a greased cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again for 20 to 30 minutes.
Bake breadsticks at 425 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, brush tops with butter and transfer to a wire cooling rack.