I was going to apologize for the lack of a "real" picture (vs. an Instagram picture), but you know what? I'm not trying to be a food blogger. I don't WANT to be a food blogger. This is a fun hobby and I enjoy sharing recipes with those who may need them...I also enjoy posting at my own leisure and when I'm feeling passionate...so instead of apologizing, here is a recipe for some pretty yummy breadsticks that come very close to the real deal! We used to make breadsticks ALL the time when we were first married, but when we went gluten free several years ago, we gave up many of our bread items. It will be fun to have these again. I don't think my kids even know what breadsticks are! These are gluten free, corn free, dairy free, nut/coconut free, egg free, soy free, refined sugar free, and yeast free. Woo hoo! The best part about this recipe? They are very easy to make.
Gluten Free, Vegan, and Yeast Free Breadsticks
1 3/4 cups gluten free flour blend*
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon rosemary, optional
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar + rice milk to make 1 cup, let sit for 10 minutes
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Combine gluten free flour blend, salt, garlic powder, rosemary, and baking soda in a bowl. In another bowl, combine soured rice milk, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and honey. Stir to combine, then add to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with a fork. The mixture should come together to form a smooth dough. Add more flour, a little at a time if it is too wet (the flour amount above was perfect for me, but if you are using different flours, you may need to experiment). Take a small amount of dough and roll between oiled hands to create a long snake. Place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet, spaced about 2 inches apart. The dough will be slightly sticky, so make sure to put olive oil on your hands in between rolling each breadstick. You may even need to wash your hands in between each breadstick if dough is tacky. When baking sheet is full, spray or brush each breadstick with a generous amount of olive oil. Optionally sprinkle salt and other seasonings on top. Place in preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes or until browned.
Let cool and enjoy! I'm thinking this would make a really nice pizza crust...I will keep you updated!
*I have been using this blend (found at Costco) and am quite enjoying it. It is free from the top allergens and behaves nicely when using it. If you use another blend, your batter may behave differently, so just experiment with the proportions of flour vs. liquid. If you use another combination and it works, please leave a comment so others can benefit!