I have attempted to replicate Olive Garden's Breadsticks and none have come as good as these! If you like Olive Garden's breadsticks then you have yet to try this copycat Olive Garden's Breadstick Recipe!
Combine the water, yeast, and sugar and allow it to poof while preparing other ingredients.
Place the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, and Parmesan cheese) into a large bowl or bread machine. Stir in the egg and oil and pour in the yeast mixture. Gently stir until dough comes together. Knead by hand for 5 minutes or if using a bread machine set on dough settings. Allow dough to rise until doubled (up to an hour after kneading.)
Transfer dough unto a lightly floured surface and evenly divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Cut each piece into 8 pieces and roll each piece out to a 7-inch stick. Place breadsticks into well-greased pans (oil is key for a nice crust) and allow to rise 20 minutes.
Brush breadsticks with oil and bake in a preheated 425° F oven for 8-10 minutes. Brush hot breadsticks with melted butter or olive oil and generously sprinkle garlic salt over each breadstick before serving.