Heart-Shaped Parmesan Breadsticks

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I love finding unique ways to add a little extra love to my meals, especially when it involves something as delicious as homemade breadsticks. That’s why I decided to make these Heart-shaped Parmesan Breadsticks.

They’re not just easy to make, but also a fun way to show your affection through food. I promise these adorable and cheesy delights will steal the hearts of everyone at the table.

Parmesan Breadsticks

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Crunchy and Cheesy: These parmesan breadsticks are the perfect blend of crispy texture and cheesy goodness.
  • Easy to Make: With a few simple ingredients, they’re a cinch to prepare at home.
  • Great for Sharing: Perfect for parties or family dinners, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Unsalted Butter: Adds a rich, creamy flavor and aids in achieving a golden crust.
  • Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil: Helps these buttery breadsticks stay moist and tender.
  • Flour (Bread Flour or All Purpose Flour): Forms the structure of the breadsticks, providing body and texture.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and helps to create a soft, tender crumb in the breadsticks.
  • Dry Yeast: Is the leavening agent that makes the breadsticks rise and become fluffy.
  • Sugar: Feeds the yeast to activate it and adds a slight sweetness to balance the saltiness.
  • Egg: Provides structure and richness to the dough, and gives the breadsticks a golden color when baked.
  • Sea Salt or Kosher Salt: Sprinkled on top for a crunchy finish and an extra burst of flavor.
  • Garlic Powder (No Need for Garlic Salt): Infuses the breadsticks with a subtle, savory garlic flavor.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: Melts into the breadsticks in the oven, adding a nutty, salty note that makes these breadsticks irresistible.
Parmesan Breadsticks ingredients.

How To Make Parmesan Breadsticks?

Step One: Prepare the Dough

In the bowl, mix flour, warm milk, sugar, and salt. Add dry yeast. Also add one egg white and butter. Make a soft dough.

Step Two: First Rise

Cover it and leave the dough in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Leave the Dough

Step Three: Divide The Dough

Divide the dough into small portions.

Step Four: Shape

Roll each piece of dough into a long rope about 1/2 inch thick and over 13 inches long. Create a heart shape. Place the heart-shaped bread sticks on a rimmed baking sheet.

Divide the Dough

Step Five: Second Rise

Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30-45 minutes.

Place on the Baking Sheet

Step Six: Prepare For Baking

Mix the chicken yolk with a spoonful of water and brush the hearts. Sprinkle with garlic bread seasoning (garlic powder, salt, and grated Parmesan cheese).

Sprinkle with Salt and Parmesan

Step Seven: Bake

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Bake at 350 degrees

Step Eight: Finishing Touches

Brush the finished parmesan breadsticks with melted butter and serve warm.

Serve with Warm

Expert Tips

  • Dough Rolling: Roll the dough evenly so your heart shapes are perfect and cook evenly.
  • Garlic Butter Glory: Brush with garlic butter before baking, for a yummy, golden crust of your delicious garlic parmesan breadsticks.

Variations

  • Powdered Parmesan Cheese: Infuses a deeper, savory umami kick, perfect for mixing into the dough and sprinkling atop for a golden, cheesy crust.

Storage Instructions

  • Room Temperature Storage: Keep your leftover parmesan breadsticks at room temperature for up to 2 days for best taste.
  • Refrigerating for Longevity: Refrigerate for up to a week in a sealed bag or container.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

FAQ’S

What’s the Best Dipping Sauce for Breadsticks?

There are so many great dipping sauces for breadsticks, but some of our favorites include marinara sauce, garlic aioli, and ranch dressing.
These Parmesan breadsticks are the perfect easy, homemade breadstick recipe!

Parmesan Breadsticks

Parmesan Breadsticks

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Whip up some love with these cheesy, heart-shaped parmesan breadsticks that are super easy to make and taste amazing!

Ingredients

  • salt 1 tsp
  • butter ½ cup
  • vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • flour 3 cups
  • milk 2/3 cup
  • dry yeast 2 tsp
  • sugar 2 tsp
  • egg 1
  • sea salt 2 tbsp
  • garlic powder 2 tbsp
  • grated parmesan 3 tbsp

Instructions

  1. In the bowl, mix flour, warm milk, sugar, and salt. Add dry yeast. Also add one egg white and butter. Make a soft dough.
  2. Cover it and leave the dough in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into small portions.
  4. Roll each piece of dough into a long rope about 1/2 inch thick and over 13 inches long. Create a heart shape. Place the heart-shaped bread sticks on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Mix the chicken yolk with a spoonful of water and brush the hearts. Sprinkle with garlic bread seasoning (garlic powder, salt, and grated Parmesan cheese).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Brush the finished parmesan breadsticks with melted butter and serve warm.

Notes

  • Dough Rolling: Roll the dough evenly so your heart shapes are perfect and cook evenly.
  • Garlic Butter Glory: Brush with garlic butter before baking, for a yummy, golden crust of your delicious garlic parmesan breadsticks.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 2908mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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