Not too long ago, I made a batch of homemade pizza dough and used half to make calzones. I stuck the other half in the freezer after it had risen. Today I decided to defrost the rest of that dough to make breadsticks for dinner. Based on what I’ve read, I think I could have taken the dough out of the freezer and let it defrost in the refrigerator overnight. However, since I didn’t decide to use it until today, I just let it sit on the counter for about an hour and a half and it defrosted completely. After that I just put it in a greased bowl and covered it until I was ready to use it.

We didn’t use a recipe to make these breadsticks. Essentially, we just rolled the dough out into a decent sized rectangle (maybe 8 inches x 12 inches). We put it on a baking sheet and let it sit for about 15 minutes before topping with olive oil, some garlic powder and a little parmesan cheese. Next, we baked it at 425 for about 12-14 minutes. When it came out we cut it into individually-sized pieces to eat.

Shane and I were in agreement that we overcooked these. The flavor was good, but they weren’t soft enough. Next time we’ll probably try rolling the dough into long cylindrical pieces before cooking to see how that turns out.