Chewy Breadsticks w/ Romano & Garlic


4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons FS17
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 packet of active dry yeast
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano

Preheat the oven to 375° 

Follow the instructions for your bread maker or combine yeast with water & tablespoon of sugar. Let sit for five minutes. Combine water & flour, salt & 1/4 cup FS17 EVOO. Knead five minutes until dough is smooth & elastic. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.   

Divide dough in half & those pieces in half again AND in half again. Roll out each piece into a long rope. Place dough ropes on a baking sheet covered in parchment & allow to rise again for 40 minutes to one hour.  Brush bread sticks with remaining FS17, sprinkle with granulated  garlic & Pecorino cheese. Bake for 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven & brush each one more time with FS17.  Serve warm.