- 1 Loaf of Frozen Bread Dough Butter Garlic Powder Spaghetti Sauce (or something comparable) Parmesan Cheese
First, you're going to need some frozen bread dough. You can pick up frozen bread dough in bags of five at the grocery store in the frozen section. Costs only a couple of bucks.
Once you have the bread at home, take out one of the frozen loaves, and let it thaw. I recommend sprinkling flour on the frozen loaf, and then wrapping it up in Saran wrap to thaw. It will take about six hours or so for the bread to be thawed nicely. (The reason I recommend sprinkling the flour on the frozen loaf and wrapping it up in Saran wrap is that when the bread is thawing, it will get really sticky, thus making it difficult to peel off from the Saran wrap. The reason it is in Saran wrap is that also while it is thawing, it will get a skin, which would usually be the crust if you were making a regular loaf of bread.)
Once you have the bread thawed, you should heat the oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is heating, take the bread out of the Saran wrap, sprinkle some more flour on it, and then flatten it. It works best with a roller, but using your hands will do.
Once the bread is flattened, use a pizza cutter to slice the bread into strips. Then place the strips on a baking sheet. When the oven is ready to go, place the baking sheet with the bread slices into the oven.
While the bread is cooking, melt some butter. The right amount usually seems to be about a tablespoon or two, but you'll just have to gauge it yourself through trial and error, to see how much is right for you. When the butter is melted, add some garlic powder to it (again, no set amount, just whatever suits you). Mix it together with a brush.
Also, you should be heating up some spaghetti sauce if you want something to dip the bread sticks in.
Now, to tell when the bread is done, periodically look into the oven to determine if the bread has turned light brown on top. It takes roughly ten minutes, but you'll have to experiment on just how *done* you like your sticks. I prefer them softer and chewier, as opposed to crispier, so I tend to take them out as soon as a little bit of brown appears.
When the bread is done, take it out of the oven, and use the brush to soak the sticks with your butter/garlic combination. How much you brush on each stick is also a matter of taste.
Once you have brushed the butter/garlic combo on it, sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese.
Voila! There you go... awesome bread sticks, with not too much preparation time. It does take a little more time than if you were just to pop something from the store in the oven, BUT TRUST ME, these bread sticks are so awesome it will be well worth the effort!