Turning on your oven and baking bread on a hot, summer day may not be the first thing that comes to your mind this August, but we hope this list of breads made with all of Summer’s Bounty will inspire you to do so in spite of the heat. Make these breadsticks that only take 15 minutes to bake and you won’t even notice the slight rise in temperature in your kitchen.
I often purchase packages of grissini– long, thin, crunchy, Italian style breadsticks– for my sons and thought it would be fun to show them how to make something similar right in our own kitchen. Well…I’d like to report that my let’s-have-time-together-baking idea went off without a hitch, but no. Reality struck instead. My younger son, who nearly always perks up when we bake, had absolutely no interest today. And my older son, who usually runs the other way when ingredients come out of the pantry… still ran the other way. So it was just me. I quickly cut fresh rosemary from our small herb garden of container pots on the deck, measured all the ingredients out and added them to the stand mixer, let the mixer do all of the work and a smooth round of dough appeared without much effort and very little time. The dough rested while we left the house on one errand. When we returned it took 5 minutes for me to roll it out, cut the dough into slices and form the breadsticks. Another hour of rising time with a second outing meant that these breadsticks were created with very little hands-on time and hardly any moments taken away from the morning with my boys.
The recipe is from King Arthur Flour’s website: Crunchy Breadsticks- Grissini . I added rosemary since my container pots are overflowing right now; any combination of herbs, seeds, or cheese would be lovely too and there is nothing wrong with simply plain, unadorned breadsticks. Wrap with prosciutto or serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
- 1 package instant yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup lukewarm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh rosemary
- Please note that my ingredient list differed slightly from the original recipe. I followed the instructions provided by King Arthur's Flour so I will link to them here
Breads: Summer Bounty
- Almond and Carrot Biscuits from Basic N Delicious
- Cheddar Mielie Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Food Lust People Love
- Cherry Bread Pudding from Bakers and Best
- Eggless Rosemary Garlic Dinner Rolls from Spill the Spices
- Garden Herb Focaccia from My Catholic Kitchen
- Herb and Cheese Biscuits from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Herb and Cheese Grissini from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Herbed Butterflaps from Sneha’s Recipe
- Herbs, Spinach and Cheese Bourekas from Cooking Club
- Jalapeño Summer Squash Quick Bread from Magnolia Days
- Mango Kolache from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Peach & Blueberry Meringue Pull Apart Bread from Passion Kneaded
- Peach Pull-Apart Bread from Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Peaches and Cream Bread from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pizza Cipolla – Onion Pizza from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Rosemary and Garlic Fougasse from Spice Roots
- Rosemary Breadsticks from A Baker’s House
- Spinach Semolina Bread from The Schizo Chef
- Studded Zucchini Yeast Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Sundried Tomato Focaccia with Sauteed Summer Veggies & Garden Salad from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Tomato, Onion, Parmesan Focaccia from Noshing With The Nolands
- Walnut Oat Crumble Courgette Bread from Baking in Pyjamas
- Wholewheat Onion, Spinach & Red Pepper Bread from Hostess At Heart
- Wholewheat Zucchini Bread from Cook’s Hideout
- Zucchini Oatmeal Bread from Cali’s Cuisine
- Zucchini/Jalapeño/Cheese Corn Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. http://www.pinterest.com/flpl/bread-bakers/
Links are also updated after each event on the BreadBakers home page. http://www.foodlustpeoplelove.com/p/breadbakers.html
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Many thanks to Pavani at Cook’s Hideout for this month’s theme and for all the time spent preparing the list of breads for the group.
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