In a spiral mixer, combine all ingredients (except cheese) and mix for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for an additional 5 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until dough is almost fully developed. Add cheese at a slow speed and blend until combined and dough is fully developed. Take care to not overmix. Final dough temperature should be maintained at 78°F (26°C). Once mixed, let the dough rest covered for 30 minutes.
Next, scale dough into 11.5 oz (326 g) portions and shape into 7 x 7 in (17.75 x 17.75 cm) squares. At this time you may sprinkle dough with any desired toppings. Suggested toppings include additional cheese, sesame seeds, flour, garlic, onions and/or dried herbs.
Place dough into a covered rack and proof at room temperature for 3 hours. Before baking, dock dough with a wooden stick to create five equal segments.
To bake, place into a pre-heated 410°F (210°C) deck oven with 5-second steam for 15 minutes. Bake until breadsticks are golden and cheese is melted. Remove from oven, let cool.
The above is a suggestion only.
Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.