Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pizza Factory Breadsticks

 Have you noticed that some restaurants
become famous for the breads they
serve and the bread is why you want
to go there again and again.

Pizza Factory here in Utah is
like that, they are famous for their twisted

I have been wanting to make them
for years.  I knew they had to hang them
somehow as there is no flat side to
the twist.  What did I see one day
on Pinterest?  Yes, Pizza Factory Breadsticks.

had posted a recipe for them using skewers
and hanging them on the edge of a 9x13 
cake pan.  Yup!  That sounded like a great
way to do them, so we gave them a try.
(They also used Rhodes rolls - 2 for each one.
I made them that way, then went to Pizza Factory
and decided to do mine with a homemade dough.
 I thought homemade tasted more authentic -
but do whichever you want!)

Pizza Factory Twisted Breadsticks

1 T. yeast
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 C. warm water
1 T. oil
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 C. flour

3/4 C. melted butter - divided
3/8  tsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
1/4 tsp. Season All
1 T. Parmesan cheese

8  - 1/4 inch wooden dowels
cut into 18 inch lengths (craft store)
or 8 - 12 inch skewers 
I tried them both ways and decided
I wanted the long wooden dowels like
Pizza Factory uses, but the skewers worked too.

Mix the yeast, sugar and water and
let sit for a couple of minutes to dissolve
the yeast.  Add the oil, salt and flour and
knead by hand or with your mixer with a
dough hook for about 5 minutes.

Cover and let rise until double.

Divide dough into 8 equal parts,
about 4 oz. each if you want to use
a kitchen scale.

Lightly flour your hands and roll
the dough into about an 16-18 inch
long "snake".  Moisten the top of your
dowel or skewer and begin wrapping
the dough around loosely.  Moisten a little where
the breadstick will end too.   Pinch to secure
the dough at the top and bottom.  Leave about
5 inches at the end of the dowel, if you are using
the longer dowels.

Hang over the edge of a 9x13 inch cake
pan with all of the dough inside the pan.
Let them rise until doubled.
Brush with 1/4 C. melted butter.

Heat oven to 375.  Bake at 375 for 
about 15- 20 minutes or until just golden.

Meanwhile mix the remaining 1/2 C. melted butter,
seasonings and parmesan cheese.

When the breadsticks come out of the
oven, brush them with the seasoned melted
butter mixture.

The butter just sizzled when I
brushed it on the hot from the oven breadsticks.

Aaaahhh.... best served hot and fresh.

I am such a bread addict!

Pizza Factory's breadsticks are all about
presentation - they place theirs standing
upright in a cute ceramic jar.  I placed
mine in a tin bucket lined with brown
parchment paper.

They definitely received oohs and aahs as
the family walked in for Sunday dinner.  I love
baking bread once the weather starts to cool down!

These will be a new family favorite and
we don't even have to go out to get them

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  1. That is brilliant and they look perfect and yummy good! Beautifully displayed as usual!

  2. What a wonderful idea! Your presentation is so cool too. This is like cafe style bread..but at home :)

  3. So nice !!! i wish i could taste them......i will baking my own bread too today......nice thing to do !! from

  4. They look amazing, and talk about a big wow factor:@)

  5. I cannot wait to make these.How cute..and lovely too,both!
    Thank you for sharing~

  6. Ohhhh that picture of you tearing them open, I can almost taste them right now. Lovely, can't wait to try it, thank you, Sally xxx

  7. Bread is a real weakness for me too and these look so delicious. Cute presentation too.

  8. I've never heard of the Pizza Factory (which is probably a good thing), but I love the idea of these breadsticks. What a cool technique!


  9. These look fantastic, Jacqueline! I would certainly make them with homemade bread dough also. Your recipe sounds delicious. I am all about the bread these days too, much to my waistline's chagrin. We have a Cheesecake Factory here but no Pizza Factory.

  10. They look and sound delicious! I love Pinterest for all these great recipes, tips, tricks, etc. I am a carbaholic trying to "heal"......need lots of prayers! xo,

  11. These look and sound delicious. Nothing like the smell of baking bread.

  12. wow, these look as good as the real thing--if not BETTER! anne

  13. AHHH! definitely gonna have to make these REAL soon!!

  14. What a stunning presentation! I bet they taste just as good with the butter, Parmesan and seasonings! These are so much fun to serve to. Can't wait to try this out.

  15. Jacqueline, Those look great! I am amazed by how beautiful your baked goods are; you're very creative.
    Blessings, Beth

  16. This is definitely one I will save and use! They look delicious. I would really rather have extra helpings of good bread than dessert anytime!

  17. Wow...these look amazing!!! Happy Tuesday!

    Love, Kristin

  18. I've never had these, but I love how they look! I'm going to pin this for the future:) Thanks Jackie!

  19. These make such a pretty presentation! Thanks for sharing!! I'm here from Foodie Friday.

  20. Jacqueline, This is food meets fun! I love the idea of these great breadsticks. We don't have a pizza factory in my neck of the woods... so I am happy to have this yummy bread on a stick!
    Please bring this recipe to ON THE MEMU MONDAY, what a fun treat to share! Link is open Sunday evening at 8:00.

  21. WOW is about "Presentation"!!! These are just knock-your-socks-off-DARLING!
    I can't wait to make them for the grandkidlets, as they luuuvvv my breads.

    I'm not familiar with "Season All"...must look that up. I have a shopping trip to Penzey's spice store planned, so maybe they have something similar. I know they just came out with a new salt-free season called "Forward!".

    Thank you so much, Jacqueline, for sharing the recipe & techniques you used.
    I imagine it was a delicate balancing act getting that pan in & out of the oven!! LOL


  22. I don't live anywhere near Utah and have never heard of the pizza factory, but I need to try those breadsticks! Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

  23. Mmmmm....nothing like hot, fresh bread...especially with butter and seasoning. I'm thinking that a splurge may be in order...

    jane (artfully graced)

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  24. wondering if you have a recipe for the sweet cream that the Pizza Factory serves with their cinnamon n sugar bread sticks... its to die for!

  25. Jan, I haven't even tried those. I had better go try and if I figure something out I will let you know!

  26. I found this recipe from Pinterest and I am so glad I did! These are AMAZING! They are very easy to make and are delicious! If you are going to make these, make sure you have a few hours to do so. There are two times you need to let the dough double in size and that takes times. They were soooo good! Definitely worth the wait! We will be making these again that is for sure! Thanks for posting this!

  27. These are my Family's favorite. They are going to love that I can make them at home! Did you do anything to treat the Dowels? Just wondering if they baked ok? They look fine in your picture, but I notice that Pizza Factory's are a dark brown..maybe just from all of the use?
    Thanks Again!

  28. Thank you so much for this recipe everyone at the dinner party loved these! I was curious about how many these many breadsticks this recipe will make. Thanks again

  29. Now would you please figure out the cinnamon dipping sauce recipe to dip these in? Yummy!

  30. The cinnamon dipping sauce is cream cheese sugar half and half almond extract heavy whipping cream. Mix it all together in a kitchen aid for about 20 mInuted until fluffy. I used to work there and the bread twists posted ere are different but they sound better in my opinion. No fake butter in these and more spices : )

  31. The sweet cream sauce is cream cheese, sugar, a little bit of half and half, heavy whipping cream, and almond extract. Mix it all together in a kitchen aid for about 20 minutes on a higher speed until soft and fluffy! I used to work there for years and know the recipes. The bead recipe on here is actually better in my opinion. There are more spices and it doesn't use fake butter like the store does. But good job. Pretty close!

  32. This made my husbands day! He's from Cedar City and The Pizza Factory is one of his favorite restaurants, but unfortunately for him we live across the country in Massachusetts and he's not able to indulge in his guilty pleasure. So when I stumbled upon your blog, (in search of great Halloween DIY) and saw the bread Sticks I immediately thought," HEY!Those look like Pizza Factory bread sticks! and I had to print it out! Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my hubby's face!

  33. wow !!! it's fantastic. I will do it
    thanks for share it


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