Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oh Giada, You're Just So Cute!

Today I had the pleasure of watching Giada De Laurentiis on our set of DVDs that we got for a gift recently.  I was "studying" for school and picking up a few new recipes at the same time. Haha.  Needless to say she is much more entertaining than my textbook, so I felt the need to share this yummy recipe.  Enjoy these yummy cheesy, rosemary encrusted bread sticks!

Grocery...................15 dollars
Skill Rating.............easy weasy
Serving Size...........2 dozen
Prep Time..............25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Gruyere Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 (11-ounce) container refrigerated breadstick dough (recommended: Pillsbury)
  • Finely ground sea salt, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Optional: line 2 heavy large baking sheets with silicone baking sheets or parchment paper.
  3. In a food processor, grate the Parmesan, Gruyere and rosemary together until coarsely chopped. Set the cheese mixture aside.
  4. Separate the dough strips. Using a pizza cutter or a large sharp knife, cut each dough strip in half lengthwise to form thin strips. Working with one dough strip at a time, coat each strip with the cheese mixture, pressing very gently.
  5. Twist each cheese covered dough strip and place onto prepared baking sheets.
  6. Sprinkle with the salt, if you wish.
  7. Bake until the breadsticks are golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Transfer the warm breadsticks to a basket and serve.
Dip in store bought or homemade marinara sauce for another layer of flavor.