Garlic Breadsticks

To go along with our caesar salads this past week, I wanted to make some sort of breadstick.  Usually Joel is my bread guy, but he started a job last week and doesn't get home until 6:30, so I wanted to find a recipe for breadsticks that wouldn't require a long time to make.  I went back to my saved recipes and found this one from Life's Ambrosia.  They took all of about 30 minutes to come together, which included my baking time...Perfect!  Joel walked in the door just as the breadsticks were coming out of the oven.  He said that the kitchen smelled awesome, then grabbed one off the baking sheet and tried it.  Then, he told me he was mad at me.  I was suddenly confused!!  But, then he told me that the breadsticks were so good and since this was the first time I'd ever made them, he was "mad" because he had been missing out on eating these all his life.  What a goof ball!  Anyway, it's nice to have a quick, go-to recipe for breadsticks whenever the craving hits!  Be warned, however, these are VERY garlicky.  If you plan to bring any leftovers to work with you, be sure to bring your toothbrush...or at least a pack of gum!

1 1/2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
3/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Yellow Corn Meal
3 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil

Combine the first 6 ingredients together in a bowl.  Slowly mix in the milk until a dough forms.  Lightly flour a cutting board or counter top and knead the dough four times.  Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut it into 10 long strips.  Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter with the olive oil and brush onto the breadsticks.  Dust a baking sheet or baking stone with the corn meal.  Place the breadsticks directly on the stone/sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.  Melt the remaining butter in a skillet.  Add the garlic and basil, and cook just until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Brush the garlic mixture over the cooked breadsticks.  Serve hot.