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Giant Chewy EVOO Bread Sticks with Pecorino and Garlic

Giant Chewy EVOO Bread Sticks with Pecorino and Garlic
  • Ingredients
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon graulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • Follow the instructions for your bread maker or combine the yeast with the water and tablespoon of sugar and allow let sit for five minutes.  
  • Combine the water with flour, salt and 1/4 cup EVOO.  
  • Knead for five minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.  
  • Allow to rise for one 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Divide the dough in half, and those pieces in half again, and then in half again.  Roll out each piece in to a long rope.  Place the dough ropes on a baking sheet covered in parchment and allow to rise again for about 40 minutes to one hour.
  • Brush the bread sticks with the remaining EVOO, sprinkle with granulated garlic, and Pecorino cheese.  
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until light golden brown.  
  • Upon removing the bread sticks. brush each one more time with EVOO and serve warm.