i told you i was on a role with bread.
i don't know this guy, but i couldn't find a picture of cheesy breadsticks that look like these, so i opted for someone who looks like they're having fun eating a breadstick in front of a kitschy-european looking souvenir shop.
this recipe comes from my blog friend jessica (i got permission to share with everyone). and these are not so "light and airy!" but are now my go-to breadsticks.
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
in a large bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups flour with yeast and salt, add warm water and oil. beat with a whisk for 3 minutes. using a wooden sppon, stir in another 3 1/4 cups flour, or enough so mixture holds together. place dough on a lightly floured surface. knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour-stop once it's lump free. cover dough and let it rest for about 10 minutes. heat oven to 425 degrees. (leave it on the oven while it's heating up for a quicker rise).
on a greased baking sheet (i use parchment paper sometimes), press out dough into a rectangle, as thin as you like it. prick dough with a fork lightly. bake about 8 minutes. melt butter and brush on top of dough. sprinkle with garlic salt and cheese. (mozerella and parmesan are da best). bake another 8 minutes or until browned. cut into wedges and enjoy!