Ever since I bought the yeast packets for the cinnamon rolls I have been looking for different ways to use them. I really want to make bread but I need some different ingredients for that, so breadsticks it is!
I started with a entire yeast packet, mixed with 1 and 1/4 warm water, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar and let that boil, toil, and trouble for around 10 minutes (not really boil, just sit for 10 minutes).
Then I mixed in the 3 cups spelt flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup of olive oil into the mixture and created the dough. In step 2 of the original recipe there is something about adding additional water, but it wasn’t clear so I didn’t add any and found that I had to add extra flour to make the dough less wet. It needs to be similar consistency to pizza dough.
I let this proof for a while, because my boyfriend is a pizza expert apparently (ok so he did manage and cook at several pizza restaurants in the past-so he is kind of an expert). But I might suggest following the directions for rolling out into 6 inch logs and letting sit for 1 hour instead to allow for a little more elasticity in your breadsticks.
Then I brushed them with a combination of butter and olive oil and sprinkled garlic salt, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese on top. Baked for 12 minutes and they are quite tasty, they needed another sprinkle with salt when they made it out of of the oven.