If you are a fan of a certain pizza chain's crazy good crazy bread, this cheesy, garlicky recipe is a must.
For the dough:
1 1/2 cups warm water, divided
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant yeast
4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
For the topping:
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add water, sugar, and yeast. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, or until yeast bubbles up.
Add flour, salt, olive oil, and remaining water to yeast mixture. Using the dough hook attachment, mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl to form a ball. If the mixture is too wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until this happens.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towel, and allow to rest in a warm place until dough doubles in volume (approximately 1 1/2 hours).
Divide dough into 2 parts, then cut into 8 pieces. Using your hands, roll each piece into a cylinder. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the dough into 8 equal-sized 10-inch bread sticks. Gently shape the dough pieces so that they look like breadsticks, and transfer to a lined baking sheet coated in cooking spray. Make sure to space them apart slightly.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until just slightly golden.
Melt butter with salt and garlic powder. Brush over warm breadsticks, and top with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!