Self-Rising Garlic Sticks
This new take on the typical yeast bread stick takes biscuit dough, shapes it into sticks, bathes the sticks in garlic butter, then bakes garlicky, pull-apart biscuit sticks. Their soft sides and crisp tops make them a favorite of both kids and adults. Try them along side soup or stew.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 2 -4 medium-large garlic cloves (peeled and minced or mashed, to taste)
- 2 1⁄4 cups self-rising flour
- 2⁄3 cup milk
- Preheat your oven to 450°F As the oven is preheating, place the 8 tablespoons butter in a 9" x 13" pan, and put the pan in the oven to melt the butter. When the butter is melted, remove the pan, and sprinkle in the minced garlic, stirring gently to distribute.
- Stir together the flour and milk to make a soft dough. Gather the dough into a ball, and gently fold it over three or four times.
- Place the dough on a well-floured surface, and roll/pat it into a 10" x 8" rectangle; it'll be fairly thin.
- Cut the dough in half crosswise, into two 8" x 5" rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 16 sticks, about 5" x 1/2" each.
- Lay the sticks close together in the pan, turning them to coat with the butter; you'll need to snug them right up against one another.
- Bake the sticks for 15 to 20 minutes, until they're a light golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and as soon as you can handle them, gently pull them apart and place on a plate or in a basket. Serve warm.