Italian Bread Sticks

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast dissolved in 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup flour in mixing bowl.
  2. Blend in yeast mixture. Knead until smooth.
  3. Put into floured bowl and cover with damp cloth. Leave in a warm place until double in bulk.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients into a smooth paste. Place on floured board and add risen dough; knead until smooth and satiny.
  5. Put dough into a large floured bowl, cover and let rise to double in bulk.
  6. Turn and knead until it doesn't stick to unfloured board.
  7. Divide into 14 parts. Shape each by rolling between hands into a rope six to seven inches long. Place on buttered baking sheet one inch apart.
  8. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees F for 6 to 7 minutes.