Soft Onion Breadsticks
1 tablespoon oil
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
1/2 cup warm milk (110-115 degrees)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 cups flour (up to 4 cups)
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; cool. In a mixing bowl, dissolve
yeast in warm water. Add milk, 1 egg, butter, sugar, salt and 1 cup flour. Beat
on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir in onion and enough remaining flour to form a soft
dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1
Punch dough down. Let stand for 10 minutes. Turn onto a lightly floured surface;
divide into 32 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8-inch rope. Place 2 inches
apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
Beat cold water and remaining egg; brush over breadsticks.
Sprinkle half with sesame seeds and half with poppy seeds.
Bake at 350ºF for 16-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove
to wire racks.
Yield: 32 breadsticks.