Monday, February 6, 2012

Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks

I am so excited to be participating in the Secret Recipe Club again this month.  I took a break in December and SRC took a break in January.  So, it is nice to be back to it!  If you are not familiar with SRC I imagine you have been hiding in some faraway blogosphere.  But, just in case I will share the basics with you.

SRC is so exciting, kind of like Christmas morning.  This is how it works...  You sign up for The Secret Recipe Club by going to the website here. A name is 'drawn' and assigned to you.  "You simply choose any recipe from the blog you are assigned, make or bake it, and blog about it on the date specified..."

I was very excited to draw a blog that I am not familiar with that has tons of fabulous recipes. The Cookaholic Wife is written by Nichole a twenty something newlywed that is really spreading her wings in the kitchen.

Her blog is very fun and there are a great number of recipes.  I found myself drawn to the desserts and breads on her blog.  I bookmarked several recipes to come back to.

My favorite read on her blog was the 27 Things About Me.  Although once I read "#8 Caramel is better than chocolate" I knew we could never be friends.  ha!  Just kidding, but really???  Then I perused her dessert section and found many many chocolate recipes and felt so much better!

What finally drew my attention to the kitchen was the Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks.  Still being in need of a cracker or bread for a dip I was making for our Super Bowl party, I was excited to find something that would go so well with the dip.  Our Super Bowl party was yesterday and they were served at our Super Bowl party with my Layered Pizza Dip that I will share with you Wednesday.  Nichole also has a Pizza Dip recipe you can see it here.   The Homemade Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks were the perfect accompaniment to the dip.  YUM!!!

Hope you enjoy, and I encourage you to check our Secret Recipe Club and Nichole's blog The Cookaholic Wife.

Recipe adapted from The Cookaholic Wife

Yield: 999
Author: Donna Elick
Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks

Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks

Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 22 Min


  • 1 packet Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, parsley and oregano. Mix with fork until a thick paste forms. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, combine the yeast, flour, Parmesan cheese, sugar, salt, water and vegetable oil. Mix on low speed until a slightly sticky dough forms.
  4. Lightly sprinkle flour onto a flat surface. Remove the dough ball and knead for 4 minutes adding more flour as necessary.
  5. Roll out the dough to fit your baking sheet.
  6. Pour olive oil paste mixture onto dough and spread evenly to edges. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut dough into slices (8-12 depending on the size you prefer).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the dough has cooked and is lightly browned on the edges.


  1. i really love your pic here..everything is so well captured and i'm sure this is yummy!

  2. These turned out beautifully, Donna. That pizza dip sounds great too!

    1. Awesome Recipe


  3. These are some model breadsticks!! Perfect in that dip too - yummy!

  4. Wish I had these to dip at a party, they look delish!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. So glad you liked them! It's ironically true that there are more chocolate than caramel recipes on my blog but I blame it on the fact that my chocolate-loving husband constantly asks for me to make 'something with chocolate'. :)

  6. Wow, these look fantastic, what beautiful photos!

  7. You make it look so easy! I definitely want to try those breadsticks.

  8. Yum. So delicious, I'm sure! Nice choice for SRC.

  9. These are the kind of breads I find SO hard to resist - warm & aromatic with the herbs -- can almost sense their warmth and taste the flavors :) bookmarking to try!

  10. oh they look great! I could see myself eating them all! Might just make these for dinner tonight with a huge nice salad!

  11. ohmygoodness, that first picture has me salivating.

  12. This Italian loves your post! I am having a huge group for Italian this weekend, I think I may have to poke around a bit for some new ideas!

  13. I loved that I had your site to choose from (even though it was not an easy task with so many good recipes to try). These bread sticks look great. I guess another recipe to the ever growing list of recipes to try from your site!

  14. I tried making bread sticks last week and ended up with a pita ;-P, now looking at your photo I see that my dough was too thick, next time I'll roll it out thinner :-). Your bread sticks look wonderful!

  15. Yum, these look delicious!! I imagine they're just as good with soup as with dip.

  16. I'm making some of these to go with our spaghetti dinner this evening! YUM YUM YUM!

  17. Don't think you could wrong wtih these. Would be so good anytime !!!

  18. I am totally making these for the kids. They look amazing.

  19. I love both the breadsticks and the dip! MMM all those seasonings on the breadsticks. Bookmarking!


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