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anyone have a recipe for soft breadsticks like pizza hut?

impecunious1's picture

anyone have a recipe for soft breadsticks like pizza hut?

Thread title is my question. 

Crider's picture

But my theory is they use their pizza dough formula and bake them in the same ovens as their pizza, say at least 500° F.

baybakin's picture

My guess is their pizza dough as well.  They probably spread butter on the top, bake, and then butter again when they come out of the oven to keep them soft (probably not actual butter, but that "butter" stuff which is a mix of oils and some butter flavoring).  Sprinkling "parm" on top of the second coat of butter.

mrfrost's picture

Pretty sure you can find some clone recipes with a web search(google, etc.).

tgnytg's picture

I have made these a few times and they are pretty close. The original recipe was from but has been modified.

Cheers, TomG


Pizza Hut Style Bread Sticks


- 2 pounds Pizza dough (formula follows)

Parmesan sprinkle topping:
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder

- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 4 tablespoons powdered parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoon oregano
- olive oil (garlic or herb flavored is nice)

Pizza Dough formula:

- 331 grams Cool Water

- 4 grams Instant Yeast

- 10 grams Sugar
- 10 grams Olive Oil
- 540 grams Bread Flour
- 10 grams Salt


1. Combine all dough ingredients in a mixer and knead for 5 minutes. Combine all parmesan topping ingredients in a separate bowl or jar.

2. Let dough rise until doubled, or you can retard the fermentation in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If cold, let the dough warm to room temperature before proceeding.

3. As for foccacia, spread dough on a generously oiled (with olive oil) half sheet pan.

4. Top generously with olive oil, then sprinkle the parmesan mixture evenly across the top (a spice bottle with large holes works well). Press the topping into the surface slightly so that the oil moistens it. Use cooking spray if needed - the oil keeps the topping from falling off the baked foccacia. Let the dough rise for 30 to 60 minutes.

5. Pre-heat oven to 475°F while dough proofs.

6. Bake at 475°F for 8 to 10 minutes, just until they brown.

7. Immediately after removal from the oven, cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Serve with a bowl of pizza sauce on the side.