Parmesan Sticks


1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter, melted
Parmesan cheese


Place the yeast in a mixing bowl. Add the warm water and stir until the yeast is completely dissolved. Mix together the flour, salt and sugar in a separate bowl. Add the oil to the yeast and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until the dough becomes stiff.

Once the dough is stiff place it on a floured surface. Knead until the dough become smooth. Grease a bowl with a little canola oil on the bottom and up the sides. Roll the dough into a ball and place it in the prepared bowl. Cover with a towel and allow to sit 30 minutes. Dough should double in size. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface roll the dough out with a rolling pin to form 2 circles about 12 inches wide. Brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Cut into 2 inch strips. Place the strips on a cookie sheet. Bake 18 minutes or until golden brown.