Friday, July 06, 2007

Garlic Sticks

1 cup warm milk
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 package yeast dissolved in
1/4 cup lukewarm water
3-1/2 cups flour
Melted butter
Garlic salt

Mix milk, sugar, salt, and oil in a large bowl. In a small bowl, sprinkle one package of yeast over 1/4 cup lukewarm water and allow to stand until yeast is dissolved. Add to milk mixture. Add flour a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Knead dough on a floured board until smooth and elastic. Dough should be soft and slightly sticky. Cover dough and let raise for one hour in a warm, draft-free spot. Punch down dough. Roll 1/2 inch thick and cut with a knife into strips 1-1/2" wide. Twist each strip and place on a greased cookie sheet. Brush top of stick gently with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Let sticks raise 1/2 hour. Bake at 350° until lightly browned. Serve warm.

This recipe is from an old Rebeccah Lodge cookbook from North Platte, NE. The contributor was Mrs. A. E. Sagesser. I have updated it a little.

Another great Easy Recipe

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There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

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All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
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