Monday, February 11, 2013

Secret Recipe Club-Cheesy Breadsticks

I am finally out of the doghouse with my ISP, so after tending to some family things I am back to posting.  Thanks very much to my readers and followers for being patient with me.

The blog that I was assigned for this month's Secret Recipe Club is Fake Ginger.  I was really excited about this when I received my notification.  I have been a subscriber to Fake Ginger for a couple of years.  Amanda has been blogging since 2007, and her blog is crammed full of delicious recipes.  There are so many it was difficult to choose just one for this post.  One recipe that I make often is Green Beans with Bacon and Candied Pecans.  Two recently posted recipes I want to try are Iced Oatmeal Cookies and Caramel Crown Coffeecake.  If you have not been to this blog, you definitely need make a visit.  Plan to spend some time there feasting your eyes on the gorgeous photos and reading the delicious recipes.  One feature tAmanda added that is very helpful is listing the recipes she posted the same day in previous years.  If a recipe title catches your eye, it is very handy to be able to just click over to it.

I love Little Caesar's Italian Cheese Bread, but I don't eat it often because it is quite greasy.  When I saw the photo for Cheesy Breadsticks, I knew that was what I had to make.  These were so good and not greasy at all.  I was not disappointed.  Since Amanda's recipe called for a pizza crust, purchsed or homemade, this gave me the opportunity to try a recipe for pizza dough that I had in my computer files which is ready to bake in less than 60 minutes.  The recipe made enough dough that I could make 16 breadsticks and a 10x15-inch pizza for my hubby for lunch.  The unfortunate problem for my hips may be that I will be making this recipe way too much.

I had unsalted butter so added just a pinch of salt to the melted butter.  I also used an Italian blend cheese as I discovered I was out of mozzarella.  If breadsticks are made from all the dough from the recipe I made, the rest of the ingredients will need to be doubled.  I melted the butter and added the garlic as soon as my dough was ready to rise and let it set so that the flavors would meld.  The butter solidified somewhat but was still soft enough to spread with my pastry brush. 
Cheesy Breadsticks
from Fake Ginger
1 unbaked pizza dough (purchased or homemade.  I made Less than 60 Minute Pizza Dough.  Recipe coming tomorrow)
2 T. salted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

I used half of the dough from the recipe I made and stretched it to about 9x13 in a 10x15-inch pan.  Melt the butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave (about 1 1/2 minutes at 50% power) or in a small saucepan on the stove.  Add garlic and cook just for a few seconds until fragrant.  Using a pastry brush, spread butter over the dough.  Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese then the Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and just starting to brown.  Let cool slightly before cutting.  Half of the dough recipe I used made 16 breadsticks.

Thanks so much, Amanda, for sharing such a great recipe.  You can find all the details about joining in the fun of Secret Recipe Club here.


  1. my kids would go crazy over this recipe. I am going to pin it and come back to it soon. looks great. Visiting from SRC group B

  2. I had your blog this month. How did I not know of you before! Your blog is WONDERFUL! I can't wait to try out all the different mixes. My little sweetie picked out this month's recipe because she wanted to make a Valentine treat together. Thank you for having something so simple my nine year old felt she could be in charge of the cooking project (YAY) but that also turned out fun to make and was so very YUMMY! We will be having these on all of our holiday treat platters from now on. Thanks! :)

  3. I love the use of pizza dough - so simple and it looks delish!

  4. These are the most tempting breadsticks. I must try these. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed them! :)

  6. As a confirmed breadaholic, I love the use of pizza dough for cheesy breadsticks. These sound seriously tempting.

  7. I love cheese bread! Great pick!

  8. What an AWESOME choice - cheesy bread is my daughter's favorite thing from a pizza place - I'll have to try this for her!

  9. I could eat the whole thing. I love bread, add cheese...even better!

  10. Oh you can't go wrong with cheesy bread! Great SRC club!

  11. WOW...yummy!!! I would have never thought of this and I have a great pizza dough recipe...gonna try these for sure. I'm a fellow SRC D

  12. Cheesy breadsticks are a must here if we are having pizza. Those look great! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Amanda does have a great blog. These look fantastic and would be perfect for game night. Thanks for sharing.

  14. The bread stix look so good. Not to mention all these other links.
    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if you brought the bread stix over!

    Have a sweet week! The Contessa (Linda)

  15. Hi Loy,
    This is a great pick, a really good recipe to try.
    Happy Valentine Day!
    Miz Helen
    SRC Group B


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