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2.16.2011

Bread Twists



        I am always looking forward to the weekends. Not just because I dont have to work, but because its when I finally get to spend time with my hubby. He and I work opposite shifts, so we dont get to see much of eachother during the week. Sometimes it gets rough. Taking care of 3 kids by myself can get pretty hectic. But we make it work. I also look forward to us going out to eat on the weekends too. Its my little 'break' from cooking. Last Saturday we went to the Pizza Factory for lunch. They have these AMAZING bread twists there. Anyone from Southern Utah knows exactly what Im talkin about! They are heavenly!
        I found this recipe on Creations By Kara. I adapted it slightly and thought it would be good to add some grated parmesan cheese to sprinkle over them. She claims they taste just like the 'real thing'! Let me tell you, they were AWESOME! I would not go as far as saying they taste exactly like Pizza Factorys, because those things are just out of this world good! But these ones are darn close! I think the garlic butter glaze you brush on top is really what makes them!  Dip them in marinara...  ranch..... alfredo...  Mmmmmm You'll be in heaven my friends!
      

BREAD TWISTS
Makes 10-12 bread twists 
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbs yeast
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 - 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 wet skewers  (optional)
Glaze:
  • 3 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Directions:   Combine water, yeast and sugar in a stand mixer or large bowl. Mix and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast has dissolved. Then mix in salt, and gradually 3 to 4 cups of flour, total. Mix until all combined and dough is formed and is pulling away from sides of bowl. Spray another large bowl with cooking spray, and place dough inside. Cover bowl and let dough rise until doubled in size. (30-60 minutes)

Take dough out of bowl and lay out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out into a large rectangle. With a pizza cutter, slice into 10-12 strips. Grab one wet skewer and gently wrap dough around it, twisting it onto the skewer. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Once twists are all formed and on cookie sheet, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise again until doubled in size. (30 minutes or so )

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake bread twists for 10-12  minutes or until golden brown. While bread twists are baking, get your glaze ready. In a small bowl mix together melted butter and all seasonings. Once twists are done baking, remove from oven and immediatley brush with all of the glaze. After all the glaze is brushed on, sprinkle the parmesan cheese evenly over bread twist and serve immediately : )


















12 comments:

Sherry said...

When we visit Cedar city we have to eat at the Pizza Factory! I cant wait to make these = )

carolnaheartstrings said...

Those look so great. You did a great job with them.

Eccentric Kitchen said...

I have no idea what pizza factory is BUT I am soooooo wanting these right now :)

Mandy said...

I just want to eat these now! What a great idea with the skewers as well.

Anonymous said...

These breadsticks are a family favorite, been making them for years!

Brandie@thecountrycook said...

I have never been to the pizza factory but I don't care - I want these anyway! Such a good idea with the skewers!!

Carrian said...

oh sweet deliciousness! This is actually the only part about pizza factory I like. I know, everyone around here would gasp taht I said that! Estes pizza is just soo much better ;)

Holly said...

Cariann- I'm not gasping.. I honestly dont think their pizza is all that great either.. but I do LOVE their bread twists! Ive never heard of Estes Pizza before..

Michael and Lindsey said...

PF bread twists are THE best! These look just like theirs! Mmmmm I can taste one now!

Jennifurla said...

I only have one kid but feel your pain, my hubby works shift work and we are passing ships! This looks so nice

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've never been to Pizza Factory, but these twists look wonderful! Homemade bread is a weakness of mine. :)

Gracie @ The Red Kitchen Project said...

These look great. I like your bit about Pizza Factory breadsticks -- I've been meaning to try making a garlic breadstick to mimmick our own local wunder-breadstick in Southern Illinois (found at a restaurant known as "Western Sizzlin.") It never occurred to me that they might use skewers or something to twist the bread. I just figured I'd twist it free-hand, but now I'm thinking I might want to have these on hand in case I get in there and realize I have no idea what I'm doing. Thanks for the great idea!