Tangy Bread Sticks


4 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 package dry yeast
1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon caraway seed
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1 teaspoon dry oregano
Melted butter
Coarse salt


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in large bowl. In saucepan heat water, add butter, and stir until melted. Add cooled wet ingredients to dry in bowl and beat 2 minutes. Add ½ cup flour, caraway seed, Tabasco, and oregano. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, to form a soft dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth. Place in buttered bowl and turn to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a stick about 8 inches long. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 15 to 20 minutes.

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