Jalapeno breadsticks

Yield: 32 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each Tb Unsalted butter
½ medium Onion; chopped medium fine
Cornmeal
2 teaspoons Active dry yeast
¼ cup Warm water
1½ teaspoon Sugar
1½ teaspoon Salt
6 eaches Jalapeno chiles (fresh or canned) seeded, and chopped
1 cup Buttermilk
3½ cup Bread flour

Saute onion in butter over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside. Lightly grease three large baking sheets and sprinkle them with cornmeal. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a mixing bowl. Let stand until yeast is dissolved, then stir in sugar, salt, chopped jalapenos, sauteed onion, buttermilk and 2 cups of the flour. Beat mixture well. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead about 5 minutes. Place in a large greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until double, about 1-½ to 2 hours.

Punch down dough and divide into 4 equal parts. On a floured surface, roll out one part dough to form an 8" x 8" square. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the square into 8 equal strips. Place the strips about ¾" apart on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining portions of dough. Let rise uncovered (1 hour or more for light, airy breadsticks; 30 minutes for a denser, chewier texture). Bake in a preheated 400oF oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Source: Karen Mintzias - Redondo Beach, California Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 10-22-94

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