Garlic & Herb Breadstick Dippers

Forget everything you think you know about bread baskets. We’re taking it to a whole new comfort food-loving level with these cheesy garlic breadsticks.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • Cedar’s Original Hommus (for dipping!)
Serves 4 Total 30-60 Minutes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together rosemary, thyme, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. In a small saucepan, stir together the olive oil and garlic. Place the pan over medium heat, and warm gently until the garlic starts to become fragrant. Do not cook the garlic or let it sizzle.
  4. Remove from the heat, stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and set aside to cool.
  5. Divide the dough in half, covering one portion with a tea towel.
  6. On a lightly-floured work surface and with a floured pin, roll out second portion to a rough rectangle measuring 15- by 10-inches.
  7. Sprinkle half the herb mixture over the lower (crosswise) half of the dough. Fold the dough towards you, bringing the two top corners to the bottom, sealing in the herbs. Roll gently to bring the envelope of dough to a 10- by 8-inch rectangle.
  8. Using a knife or pizza wheel, cut the dough lengthways into 9 strips, each less than 1-inch in width.
  9. Twist each strip, turning from both ends, and place on one of the prepared baking sheets, each strip about 1 inch apart.
  10. Brush the strips with garlic oil, using 1 tablespoon divided amongst the 9. Set aside.
  11. Repeat process, rolling out the reserved dough, sprinkling with the remaining herbs and cheese mixture, rolling again, cutting and shaping.
  12. Arrange these strips on the other baking sheet, and brush them with 1 tablespoon of oil divided between them. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  13. Bake the twists in the preheated oven, rotating pans and switching positions halfway through, until golden brown and crisp. This should take between 20-25 minutes.
  14. While the breadsticks bake, stir the honey into the remaining garlic oil.
  15. Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup cheese on a shallow baking pan along with the parsley.
  16. When the breadsticks are done and still hot, brush lightly with the oil and honey. Immediately roll them in the cheese and parsley, until well coated. Serve warm or at room temperature and dip them into your favorite flavor of hommus!