Soft Italian Bread Twists

READY IN: 37mins
Recipe by Kelly Schafer

These breadsticks are really soft and tasty. My kids often ask for them. They are so easy to make and the kids often help because they like twisting them!

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Just wanted to leave this comment for future raters: do not use yeast that isn't fast rising! It's all that I had in the house, and I'm not much of a baker so I figured it would be fine. They were still good, but they didn't rise, and they weren't very "puffy" like the pictures show. They were easy though, so I'll get myself some fast-rising yeast, and then stop back by and rate these for real.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor or mixer, combine the sugar, 3/4 tsp.
  2. salt, yeast and 2 c.
  3. flour.
  4. Mix well 5-10 seconds.
  5. While processing, gradually add warm water and oil in a steady stream.
  6. Mix for 1 minute or until smooth and elastic.
  7. Check dough; add 1 to 2 Tbsp.
  8. of water or flour if needed.
  9. Turn onto a floured surface.
  10. Roll into a 15" x 12" rectangle.
  11. Cut into 12 strips.
  12. Fold each strip in half lengthwise; twist each strip several times.
  13. Pinch ends to seal.
  14. Place 2" apart on a greased baking sheet.
  15. In a bowl, combine butter, garlic powder and remaining salt.
  16. Brush some over dough.
  17. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning or Parmesan Cheese if desired.
  18. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  19. Bake at 425 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
  20. Brush with remaining butter mixture.

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