Garlic & Herb Breadstick Dippers

Dip it! Dip it, good!
Serves 4 Total 30-60 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Cedar’s Hommus, any flavor 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan, grated 
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together rosemary, thyme, 1/4 cup Parmesan, 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 inches by 10 inches.
  7. Sprinkle half the herb mixture over the lower (crosswise) half of the dough. Fold the dough toward you, bringing the two top corners to the bottom, sealing in the herbs. Roll gently to bring the envelope of dough to a 10-inch by 8-inch rectangle.
  8. Using a knife or pizza wheel, cut the dough lengthwise 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 with each strip about 1-inch apart.
  10. Brush the strips with garlic oil mixture, evenly divided among 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 oil. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  13. Bake the twists in the oven for 20-25 minutes, rotating pans and switching positions halfway through, until golden brown and crisp.
  14. While the breadsticks bake, stir the honey into the remaining garlic oil mixture.
  15. Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup Parmesan 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 mixture. Immediately roll them in the cheese and parsley mixture until well coated. Serve warm or at room temperature and dip them into your favorite flavor of hommus!