1 tablespoon sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1 teaspoon sea salt
3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon water
Coarse sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, salt and 2 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat water and oil to 120° to 130°; stir into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
2. Divide dough into 20 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a14-in. rope. Place ropes 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, 15 to 20 minutes.
3. In a small bowl, whisk egg white with water; brush over tops. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Bake until light brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; serve warm.
Prize Winning Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
YIELD: 20 servings.
1 breadstick: 102 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.