Buttered Garlic and Basil Sticks are my favorites to have in rains with a hot cup of tea.
By the way this was my first attempt to make Buttered Garlic and Basil Sticks and favorite from the first time I made them. My family loved them it was a surprise for them. As my parents were taking a small nap in the noon so is my pet. So they were tempted to eat this delicious snack and relished them. My pet was all over the place to eat them If you ask me I also loved them. Do try these lovely sticks I am sure you will love them.
Cooking is my love and baking is second love. Gosh I have too many things and people to be loved around 🙂 ……. I tried these from torn cookbook which doesn’t even shows authors name nevertheless I am thankful to the author. I have always tried various kinds of bread like tutti frutti bread, homemade garlic bread from scratch, homemade herb bread stuffing recipe, laadi pav . So I wanted to try something unique hence concluded to make this Buttered Garlic and Basil Sticks.
The recipe is simple if you have tried basic bread earlier. Even if you try for the first time its not difficult. The difficult task is kneading dough that’s it. I have changed the pic and modified the recipe…. Also I miss my pet a lot….
Buttered Garlic and Basil Sticks step by step recipe below:
Preheat the oven at 220°C for about 10 mins before baking bread. Firstly take yeast and immerse in lukewarm water. Mix sugar and stir with a spoon. Keep covered in a humid place. After 5 to 7 mins it should have froth now add salt and stir again.
Take a big vessel combine flour, fresh yeast with water. Use your fingers and all the stamina to form a dough.
Lastly add olive oil and Knead until 15 to 20 mins. Add little water Or oil if required. This dough is slightly firm than normal bread dough.
Dust some flour now roll into a round shape Or oval shape with a roller. Take knife and make slits in between from bottom to edge don’t cut them completely. For help take a look at the picture below.
Spread some oil and place the the bread with a damp cloth over it for 30 mins Or until dough rises double the size.
Bake at 220°C for about 10 to 12 mins Or until brown. Let the bread cool in the meanwhile we shall make the glaze.
Take a small pan add butter. Saute chopped garlic along with torn basil leaves.
Add pepper and salt as per taste. Saute for 2 to 3 mins on low heat mode.
Just pull the bread from one side forming sticks. Keep the sticks is a serving platter. Pour the garlic-butter sauce on them. Grate cheese and eat! Serve hot.
Buttered Garlic and Basil sticks recipe and detailed version below:
- For Bread-1.5 cups flour (I have used 1 cup refined and ½ cup wheat flour)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 t/s salt
- 2 tbsp lukewarm water + yeast
- ½ cup water Or as required for dough
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh yeast Or 1 t/s dried yeast
- For Glaze-4 tbsp butter Or margarine
- 14 to 16 garlic chopped
- 6 to 7 basil Leaves (torn with hand into pieces)
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 t/s salt Or as per taste
- 1 cube cheese grated (I used processed)
- Firstly take yeast and immerse in lukewarm water. Mix sugar and stir with a spoon. Keep covered in a humid place. After 5 to 7 mins it should have froth now add salt and stir again.
- Preheat the oven at 220°C for about 10 mins before baking bread.
- Take a big vessel combine flour, fresh yeast with water. Use your fingers and all the stamina to form a dough. Knead until 15 to 20 mins. Add little water Or oil if required. This dough is slightly firm than normal bread dough.
- Dust some flour now roll into a round shape Or oval shape with a roller. Take knife and make slits in between from bottom to edge don't cut them completely. For help take a look at the picture below.
- Spread some oil and place the the bread with a damp cloth over it for 30 mins Or until dough rises double the size.
- Bake at 220°C for about 10 to 12 mins Or until brown. Let the bread cool in the meanwhile we shall make the glaze.
- For glaze:
- Take a small pan add butter. Saute chopped garlic along with torn basil leaves. Add pepper and salt as per taste. Saute for 2 to 3 mins on low heat mode.
- Tear apart the bread forming sticks. Keep the sticks is a serving platter. Pour the garlic-butter sauce on them.
Instead of basil you can use coriander leaves and instead of pepper you can use red chili flakes.
I have used margarine instead of butter for low fat bread.
Please don't overbake else you will have hard bread sticks.
Maria, I made these lovely looking sticks today. They turned out edible but not to die for 🙁 For one, my dough required at least 100 ml more water than 4 tblsp that was used to mix yeast. Secondly, even though the yeast water did froth a bit (to show that the yeast was live), my dough didn’t rise much in the first rising and only did so only slightly when rolled out. The outcome was goodlooking for dense sticks.
I had used active dry yeast. Could it be that 1/2 tsp was less for it? I may have kneaded the dough also less. It was too firm. Almost like apple pie pastry dough!
Thanks Jyoti for trying the sticks 🙂 …. Jyoti try using warm water as warm enough that you should be able to dip your finger into it not very hot water. Now add dry yeast to it and add sugar give nice stir cover and allow to froth. If your yeast hasn’t bubbled up that means it’s spoiled discard and use another one. Your yeast wasn’t enough frothed means it was not appropriate enough to raise the dough. Once you knead the dough keep it covered with a damp cloth for 20 mins again knead for 2 mins and cover. Once it doubles up then make your sticks. Hope this information helps you. Kindly note use water as much required for dough due to weather and humidity sometimes water is required more Or less 🙂
I did use warm water and sugar. I’ve been using an electric breadmaker for 3 months and been using fast rising yeast for it. For your breadstick recipe though I used active dry yeast. I know that fresh yeast would be more effective but currently, I want to do the best possible I can with dry yeast. I had covered the dough with just a metal cover. Wonder if damp clothes helps more.
Today I plan to make the Herb pav following your recipe. Will try to knead more thoroughly. I’m a complete novice with hand based breadmaking so hoping that the pav will turn out good and inspire me to bake them more often 🙂 thanks, again.
All the best Jyoti surely your bread will be yummy and tasty this time….. sometimes baking process does act funny 🙂 yeah fresh yeast is better although even dry yeast is good…. take care and do keep me posted ….
Mariya..very nice recipe ..I just want to ask.. olive oil can be replaced with some other ingredients???? Can I use any other oil…and one more question ..in my microwave in which mode I have to bake it..in convection or micro+convection or grilled or grilled+micro .. I am new in baked cooking .. 😛 so please help me out..
Firstly thanks for stopping by also great to know you are a beginner in baking. Yes Olive oil can be replaced for butter as its low fat. Please don’t use any other oil except olive oil else you could also use margarine which is low on fat and cholesterol also easily available in malls and market. You would have to bake this on convection mode only no other modes wherever in any recipe you see such remarks like bake at 180degree C OR 180 degree Fits only with convection mode. Grilling modes would be for grilled fish, grilled chicken etc. You could also read the manual provided by the company to your for detailed description of microwave, combo modes and convection mode. I am sure you would get more clarity and confidence in baking. Microwave mode is generally to heat food or melt butter etc. Keep baking and I know you would be a good baker 🙂
Thank you maria.. u r so sweet.. I’ll surely try this recipe… 🙂
You are welcome doll 🙂
This puts my purchased garlic butter to shame. I have saved this recipe so I may get out of this type of purchase and also enjoy this recipe. Thanks for sharing-buzz
Thanks for buzz and do try them 🙂
These look fantastic!! I just saved this recipe and can’t wait to make this myself soon! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Thanks a ton for your compliment pls try them and lemme know how were they. You are welcome dear 🙂