Thursday, February 25, 2016

Gluten Free Parmesan Sesame Breadsticks

These soft Gluten Free Parmesan Sesame Breadsticks are my new gluten free bread passion.  They are so amazing and so easy to whip up.  I have been using Pamela's Gluten Free All-Purpose Artisan Flour for a lot of recipes lately, including these breadsticks, and all  the recipes have come out great.  I have made these breadsticks using the all-purpose gluten free flour blend on the blog too and they came out good that way also.  It was a little more fluffy with the Pamela's though. You could leave out the Parmesan and sesame seeds if you'd like, but they really add to the breadstick. Serve them with a nice bowl of gluten free spaghetti, and you'll thank me!

Gluten Free Parmesan Sesame Breadsticks
Goodies Gone Gluten FreeEnjoy!

Recipe from: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from:  Taste of Home
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1 1/4 cups gluten free all-purpose flour (I used Pamela's)
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum if your flour does not contain it
2/3 cup milk (with an added 1/4 cup if needed)
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1/4 cup Parmesan

In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan (if using) and salt.  Gradually add milk and stir to form a soft dough.  If the dough is too dry, add a couple of tablespoons more of milk until the dough comes together ( it could take up to a 1/4 cup).  It will still be a bit wet, not  a totally dry dough.  Turn dough onto a surface heavily sprinkled with gluten free flour.  Sprinkle a little gluten free flour on top of dough and pat dough out with your hands into about a 6 inch rectangle.  You don't want it too thin.  With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut dough into 12 breadsticks.  They will look a bit flat, so I roll each one a little on your floured surface to give it more of a round breadstick shape.  Melt butter in microwave and brush over each breadstick with a pastry brush.  I brush the bottoms and the tops.  Sprinkle the tops of each breadstick with sesame seeds and Parmesan cheese and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, about 1/2 inch apart.  Bake at 450 degrees for about 14 minutes or until golden brown.