I love baking my Italian bead sticks (Olive Garden Copycats). Honestly though? Waiting a minimum of eight hours for that recipe to reach peak perfection hardly seems practical. After a little time searching and experimenting I added a quicker recipe to my collection.
My beloved wife calls these my dummy-proof bread-sticks, because even when I am tired and barely functioning, these come out okay, as long as I can get all the ingredients together.
My "Dummy-proof" quick bread-sticks recipe.
In a small bowl, mix the yeast into the warm water and allow it to sit until the water turns all bubbly and stuff. This usually takes about ten minutes.
Sift the dry ingredient into a medium mixing bowl. Alternatively you can do what I usually do, and simply dump everything in a mixing bowl and use a whisk to thoroughly mix everything together.
Mix the yeast, dry ingredient and oil all together until you have a soft and very slightly sticky bread dough.
Cover your mixing bowl with a clean dishcloth, and allow it to raise for twenty minutes.
Rub oil (or use cooking spray) on a cookie sheet. Cut the dough into sixteen equal pieces and roll them into bread-sticks. Then cover it again and allow it to raise another twenty minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C), and bake the bread-sticks for ten to fifteen minutes.
You can optionally rub them with butter, or pour garlic butter over the bread-sicks once they finish baking.
The reason my wife calls these my "dummy-proof" bread-sticks, is because I completely forgot to raise them once, and they still came out pretty tasty. I highly recommend you raise them for the complete twenty minutes both times.