This is a great recipe as an appetizer or as a snack. I do them with store-bought dough from the supermarket. Unfortunately in Puerto Rico, where I live I can’t find this dough in a whole-wheat version, but if you can find it I highly encourage it. As soon as I learn how to make the whole-wheat dough from scratch, I will share it with you.
So here is the easy version:
1 tub of store-bought breadstick dough (whole-wheat prefereable) 6 roasted garlic cloves shaved or grated parmesan cheese freshly-cracked pepper
- Pre-heat over according to manufacturer’s directions. Usually, it’s about 350 degrees.
- Open the package of breadstick dough and lay open on a cutting board.
- I cut the breadsticks in half so the breadsticks are not too long and can fit better on a cookie sheet.
- Take the roasted garlic cloves and rub them all over the dough. See below to make Rosted Garlic.
- Crack fresh ground pepper on top of dough and sprinkle with parmesan. Press pepper and cheese into the dough so its sticks.
- Twist each breadstick dough and place in a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake in oven according to manufacturer’s directions.
To make Roasted Garlic:
- Cut the top from a garlic head.
- Place cut garlic head in a foil with a piece parchement paper – the parchment is for the garlic not to touch the foil paper
- Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over garlic
- Close the foil/parchment papers to create a pouch. Before closing completely, drizzle a bit of water to create some steam.
- Roast in a 400 degree oven for about 40-50 minutes. The smell will tell you when it’s done.
And even though this is a savory breadstick, even kids love them. Here’s a picture of my niece eating one of the many she had a few nights ago.