Yield 20 breadsticks
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (room temperature)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder (or 2 garlic cloves, minced)
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
3 cups bread flour
1-1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast (or 2 teaspoons active dry yeast, depending on what your bread machine uses)
Place the first nine ingredients into the bread machine pan in order suggested by manufacturer.
Select dough setting, then press start.
After about 5-7 minutes of kneading add in flour or water if needed.
When cycle is completed, remove then transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
Cover and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.
Divide into 20 portions, then roll each portion into a 9-inch rope.
Place on greased baking sheet/s.
Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.
Brush warm breadsticks with melted butter.
Transfer to a rack to cool.