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Cheese and Green Chile Breadsticks

The Goods
  • 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, well drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Round out the meal with a batch of these cheesy breadsticks. They do wonders for soup, salad and pasta dishes.

Yield:
32 breadsticks
Prep Time:
1 h 15 min
Bake Time:
15 minutes
Rise Time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time:
2 h30 min
Make Good is Easy
Combine 1 cup flour, cornmeal, undissolved yeast and salt in larger mixer bowl. Gradually add water and oil to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add cheese, chiles and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
 
Roll dough to a 16 x 8-inch rectangle. Cut 16 1-inch crosswise strips. Cut strips in half lengthwise to make 32 strips. Twist each strip in opposite directions three or four times. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Combine egg and water; brush on breadsticks. Bake at 375oF for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

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