The Olive Garden Bread Sticks are one of the primary reasons someone goes to the Olive Garden. These buttery bread sticks can’t be beat, they go so well with their salad and soups. I know people that go there for just the breadsticks. Never fear, I will help you recreate these at home.
Who doesn’t love these? Everyone loves the Olive Garden bread sticks, hot and buttery these are so hard to resist. Here my version is a homemade bread stick recipe that is a little heartier than what you will get out in the restaurant. I have seen a lot recipes for these online, but I think the butter seasoning is missing a touch of oregano which gives these bread sticks a little something extra. If you have any left over of the buttery blend you need to use the remaining for when you take these out of the oven.
A couple of suggestions I would like to add to this recipe, first, if you have bread flour use it, the bread sticks will come out slightly better. If you don’t have bread flour, don’t worry about it, all purpose flour will be fine. I like to buy yeast in the bulk packages from large stores because you can save a lot of money doing this. I keep my yeast in an air tight container in the freezer to help lengthen it’s shelf life. If you don’t have a mixer or a food processor you can knead the dough by hand, it will work out fine. Often if I am having a stressful day I love to knead the bread stick dough by hand because it helps me to work out my frustrations.
Do these taste exactly like the Olive Garden Bread sticks, no, but they are pretty close. You will find that these have a much more dense structure, we aren’t cooking in a commercial kitchen. Also when you use real butter on the bread sticks you are upgrading their recipe. So you are going to get a familiar taste with a heavier more dense bread.
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