If you ever happen to visit Seattle, I really hope you’ll make a point of popping into Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. It’s right across from Pike Place Market and you’d be going there anyway, right? Right. Anyway, not only can you watch batches of cheese being made right before your eyes, but their menu boasts some seriously delicious offerings. One of my personal favorites is their Tomato-Cheddar Soup paired with a big Breadzel, an über good breadstick all twisted up like a pretzel with cheese and herbs hiding within. Lucky for me (and you) both of these recipes can be found in Kurt Beecher Dammeier’s excellent cookbook, Pure Flavor.
Here, I’ve made an adaptation using my own pizza dough recipe. Depending on how many breadsticks you need, you can either use a half-batch of pizza dough or the whole kit and kaboodle. I’ve also given instructions (and nutrition information) for two different sizes–giant and regular. Though, if you’ve got a crowd coming over or you’d like smaller appeteaser-sized sticks, make ’em whatever size suits your fancy. Just watch them as they bake and pull them out when they’re light golden brown in places.